Forrester Gallery

Aft​er being closed since December 2018 the Forrester Gallery has now reopened to the public!

The refurbished Gallery now features new fire systems, a new heating system, a completely new lighting system, as well as updated gallery spaces with new wall finishes and flooring. There are also some surprises like the reinstatement of the stairwell window and the installation of a beautiful antique chandelier funded by the Friends of the Forrester, and J W Christie Trust. ​​

Keep an eye on Culture Waitaki website​ and the Forrester Gallery Facebook page for updates.​​

About the Forrester Gallery

The Forrester Gallery is housed in a spectacular neo-classical building originally constructed in 1884 for the Bank of New South Wales. 

The Forrester Gallery presents the visual culture of the Waitaki district with ​varied and exciting exhibitions drawn from across its own collections and those of the North Otago Museum and Archive. The gallery also hosts national touring exhibitions, education programmes and activities, and regular events. For more information please visit the ​Culture Waitaki​ website.​

Contact information

​9 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400.

Phone: +64 3 433 0853 | Email: info@forr​​

​Opening hours: 

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10.00am -4.00pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: 1.30pm-4.00pm

Admission free | Donations welcomed.

Closed Mondays, ANZAC morning, Easter Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.​

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