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Interesting place but closed for winter

We were informed about this interesting place but disappointed to find out that the place is closed... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
teeps2015
,
Malaysia
via mobile
Great cafe onaite

I didn't have time to check out the gallery itself but just popped into the cafe to grab a snack... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2016
Jess R
,
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
via mobile
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We were informed about this interesting place but disappointed to find out that the place is closed for winter and will reopen in October. However we did snap some nice photos.

Thank teeps2015
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I didn't have time to check out the gallery itself but just popped into the cafe to grab a snack and a coffee. The coffee is excellent and they had some great little snacks perfect for when you're on the road, such as chocolate bars...More

Thank Jess R
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

As a lover of DIY and art this place is perfect. Blaire has such an amazingly creative mind and his work shows it. Everything built out of shells, scrap, and drift wood he makes amazing miniature automatons and interactive art pieces. His work covers everything...More

Thank Brandon M
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I would say this is one of my favorite spots of the South Island, probably my actual favorite. Definitely go check out the art work and meet Blair. It's humbling to be surrounded by such pure creativity. So thankful I had the opportunity to see...More

Thank Meranda C
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

A delightful quirky collection of a man's obsession with wind up technology. Worth the extra monies to see beyond the caravan itself. Really different. Coffee and toilets available

Thank Clara N
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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This place is nothing like you have seen before, everywhere you look there is something wonderful to see! Love how it's all interactive and very inexpensive - a must do!. Also served a great coffee!

Thank CoeandCo
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

Don't miss this!! It really is a one off. There's an hour of amusement and delight in the free part of the gallery but it's really worth paying the small fee to go round the rest of the gallery. Brilliant and wacky artistic/science inventions. Push...More

Thank Norwich_UK_John
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

Quirky, fascinating, humourous, inventive, unique are just some of the adjectives to describe this place. I would have loved to have seen the owner at work or even had a chance to learn from him! This place really set the imagination free and I came...More

Thank iowstevie
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Delighted, intrigued and amused by these brilliant creations and contraptions. Free to view inside the caravan & $5 to explore the sculpture garden, this is a must see if you're going through The Catlins. It's a hands-on exploration - loved the altered piano. Closed on...More

Thank kiwique
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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

A must to call in and experience. Had a go on most of the machines etc. All great fun with some very good life observations.

Thank Grumpyoldman15
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