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Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga - Hastings City Art Gallery offers free education programmes to all levels and learning abilities. Our dynamic programmes and art-making workshops encourage tamariki and rangatahi to explore their personal responses to, and deepen their understanding of, contemporary art.

Our education programmes change regularly with our exhibitions. They are easily tailored to individual classes' learning outcomes and students of all learning abilities.

We can also bring our interactive programmes to you, so students can engage with contemporary art within the familiarity of a school setting. 

Each of our programmes are developed in line with the New Zealand National Curriculum and are supported by the Ministry of Education’s ELC (Education Outside the Classroom) programme. To see our latest Education Newsletter, with all our Term 2, 2024 programmes for Primary and Intermediate ākonga, click here. For our Term 2 Education Newsletter for Secondary School ākonga, click here.

Please note, our education programme takes precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and visitors at all times. For more information about our Health & Safety guidelines, please get in touch.

To enquire about a visit for children with disability or accessibility needs please contact our educators to discuss a bespoke programme.

To book this programme, please complete our Gallery Education booking form.

For more information, please contact us on 027 332 5496 or email

Gallery Hours

Opening hours
Monday to Friday, 10am – 4.30pm
Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, 1pm - 4pm

Free Entry


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