The award-winning Percy Thomson Gallery is named after the former Stratford mayor, lawyer and farmer who left a significant bequest in his will to be used towards the establishment of a public art gallery.

Percy Thomson Gallery is in the Central Taranaki town of Stratford, opening in June 2002. The Gallery is proud to be Taranaki's best Public Regional Art Gallery and is often described by visitors as a 'hidden gem' for our region. Located opposite the Clocktower, down the walkway in Prospero Place, we are fortunate to have a world-class art gallery facility hosting exhibitions by artists from Taranaki and all over Aotearoa.

The gallery has developed and grown over the years, now receiving national recognition as a thriving and diverse exhibition space catering for all age groups and interests and involving the community at large.

New exhibitions start every four to six weeks and vary between national, local, and regional artists – established and emerging - so you are sure to see something new whenever you visit.

The building also houses the Gallery Shop called Percy’s Place and a wonderful café that is a perfect place to stop, browse and relax with a great cup of coffee before enjoying the current exhibitions.


    • Physical Address
      56 Miranda Street, Stratford
    • Operating Hours:
      Open 7 days, Free Entry. Koha (donations) are appreciated to keep our wonderful small regional Art Gallery operating.
      10am – 4.00pm weekdays
      10am – 3.00pm weekends
      Closed most Public Holidays and during exhibition changeovers.