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A Playground for Adults

The Lost Gypsy Curios & Coffee is an automata gallery and theatre experience created from the ground up by New Zealand artist Blair Somerville.


Automata Collection

Automata Products

Before You Visit

There are rules you must obey, and if you don't, you will be told to go away! Nah, we wouldn't do that, but it will make Blair very happy if you come prepared.

Blair's rules 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Blair? What is automata? Where are the penguins?

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Hours of Operation

Summer - 10am to 5pm (closed on Wednesdays).

Winter - Closed from late April (after Anzac weekend) until late October (Labour weekend).

News & Stories

Closing for the 2018/19 season on April 27

If you are hoping to visit the gallery or theatre, or grab a coffee and snack from The Lost Gypsy Coffee and Curios, then make sure you visit before April 27.