Kia uruuru mai
Ā Hauora, haukaha, haumāia
Ki runga, ki raro, ki roto, ki waho
Rirerire hau paimarire

Enter forth
The winds of life
The winds of strength
The winds of courage
As above, below, within, without
Peace be upon us

We invite you to make the Govett-Brewster and Len Lye Centre part of your teaching plan for 2017. Introduce your students to the vivid, original artworks in our current exhibitions to take advantage of the myriad curriculum linked learning opportunities.

During their visit students can use purpose-built education studios in the Todd Energy Learning Centre. All school programmes are free and are supported by the Ministry of Education’s Learning Experience Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) initiative.

Start your planning by looking at the Programmes above. If you would like to discuss other options including delivery in Te Reo, further develop detailed content, or discuss the format of your visit, our education team is happy to help.

 “I always find the programme extremely well run, relevant. I especially like the questioning that encourages children to think.” - Taranaki primary teacher

Te Reo Māori

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre welcome kura kaupapa and bilingual classes to all exhibitions. Kaiako Māori Morgana James works with teachers to ensure visits meet their language and hands-on activity needs.

Contact Morgana James to discuss options
06 759 0858


Subsidised Education Bus

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, Puke Ariki and Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki are offering subsidised bus transport to selected schools. Please see our Subsidised Education Bus webpage for details.

Keeping in touch

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Planning your visit

Opening hours
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre’s standard hours are 10am – 6pm, closed Tuesdays except by special appointment for education groups.


How do I book?
Booking is essential. Complete your booking enquiry, download a Booking Request Form then scan and email to  

Once a booking is received teachers are sent a booking confirmation and pre- and post- visit information to complement the visit and link with the New Zealand Curriculum.

Download the Visiting Guidelines for Schools, which also includes RAMS and School Checklist.


There is no charge for educational visits to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre. Koha is appreciated.


Planning a whole day out?
Our education team is happy to be part of class rotations with other LEOTC providers, including Puke Ariki.
Contact Chris or Rebecca with your special requests.


Govett-Brewster Education team:
Chris Barry, Rebecca Fawkner-Egli and Kaiako Morgana James
06 759 0858

If you're not a school and want to know more about our learning programmes, including Young Visionaries after school art classes, Holiday Programmes, Monica Brewster Evenings, and Family Art sessions, click on the What's On tab.

Kaiako Morgana James in the exhibition <em>Kureitanga II IV</em>

Kaiako Morgana James in the exhibition Kureitanga II IV

Chris Barry with Fitzroy School

Chris Barry with Fitzroy School

New Plymouth Girls' High School students use gallery zoetropes (animation viewing devices)

New Plymouth Girls' High School students use gallery zoetropes (animation viewing devices)