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The Gables (Colonial Hospital)

30 Brooklands Park Drive, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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A surprise inside - weekends!

Visitors who want to take away a souvenir of New Plymouth that is a true reflection of the Artists... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GFPensioner
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Beautiful colonial building

I expected this to be a museum of hospital type artefacts but it is an art gallery. However this... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2018
Pauline K
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30 Brooklands Park Drive, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitors who want to take away a souvenir of New Plymouth that is a true reflection of the Artists here will be so delighted to see the artworks on sale. Open weekends for all to see. Just being inside the wonderful old homestead is special!...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

I expected this to be a museum of hospital type artefacts but it is an art gallery. However this suited me being interested in art as a local art group were exhibiting this day. There was a little information about the surgeons who worked there.

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

Great for people who are into the art scene. A beautiful old house in gorgeous gardens that's been set up as a gallery.

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

This building is located within the area known as Brooklands park. Originally constructed as a hospital hence the number of smaller rooms. Hospitals are now considerably different. Now an art exhibition space. Do give yourself plenty of time to visit, once inside there are many...More

Thank Trevor C
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Reviewed February 10, 2017

The Gables was used as an asyllum (a fact not commonly talked about) and then a more general hospital. It oozes history (and one could imagine the spirits of those who died in it climbing the steep staircase - I do not envy the nurse...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We came last January & saw amazing exhibition of talented local artists so this year we went back but unfortunately the hospital was closed but we still enjoyed the walk around the garden I wonder when their next exhibition would be? I wish they put...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Good to see the old hospital preserved. Used by Local Art Club to run exhibitions which presumably helps to keep the place viable. Interesting historical material on show

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

this lovely little cottage makes you think how lucky we are, no steep stair cases like this one and tiny rooms in most cases, guessing the houses would have been pretty draught as well. How females climbed the stairs in their long gowns carrying trays...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2016

A must see as part of a visit to the Bowl of Brooklyns/Pukekura Park. It is set among Chinese style gardens and a small zoo but just a part of the Park experience

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Reviewed September 15, 2016

Its a lovely piece of history, unfortunately there are not any of the original pieces of furniture. I would advise people that there are some very steep stairs inside that lead up into the attic.

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