714 Pollen St, Thames NZ PH: 07 868 5341/ OPEN MON-FRI 9-5 / SAT 8.30 -4 / BACK ROOM CAFE OPEN MON - SAT 9-3

The Music Shop @ Lotus Realm

The Biggest Little Music Shop in Town serving up quality musical instruments, accessories, consumables & service to our creative community. 

Music is our Jam

GUITAR HEAVEN!

We stock respected brands and have something for everyone. Full size, 1/2 and 3/4 Acoustic, Electric, Bass, Banjos, Custom locally made Metal resonators and Cigar box ukes. Have a chat with us if you want to Trade in or Trade Up. Amps, strings, straps, tuners, bags, finger and thumb picks, slides.

All things UKULELE!

Welcome to the wonderful inclusive world of UKULELE! From your first fun Makala Dolphin Uke (pictured) to wood-topped Soprano, Concert, Baritone, Bass, Banjolele or going Electrified, we have got you covered! Also strings, digital rechargeable tuners, straps, amps, picks, bags and more. 

DRUMS & World Instruments

World Percussion, bongos, congas, djembes, clackers, maracas, cabasas, egg shakers tambourines, triangles, more cowbell, tongue drums, rainsticks, Didges, son clave, train whistle, harmonicas, penny whistles, ankle bells, chimes.

EMPORIUM

Welcome to the World! Imported and local goods, clothing, accessories, NZ jewellery, books, Buddhas and Buddhist shrine gear, crystals, Himalayan Salt lamps, LED lamps, mosaic mirrors, wall art, wool-blend wraps and rag rugs.

SOAPS & ESSENTIAL OILS

A lovely collection of premium vege soaps from Global Soaps made in Nelson, NZ. We stock a range of practitioner grade Lotus Oils Essential and carrier oils and supplies to make your own body and bath products.

INCENSE of the World

Bestselling ever-popular budget priced Indian incense Nag Champa, and Auroshika ranges; quality wood free Tibetan incense; low-smoke Japanese incense. Also Charcoal tabs and resins, white sage sticks and Palo Santo wood.

THE BAZAAR

An indoor shopping arcade, (customers comment that it is reminiscent of the fabled Cook Street Markets), in the heart of historic Grahamstown, Thames, NZ. Featuring nine individual Stalls including the Magick Shop, Rock-It Shop, Collectible NZ Books, Suits You Sir Menswear, Hand-made Goods, Chairman of the Bored Furniture, FABULOUS! Boutique.

GREEN GOBLIN OP SHOP

Op Shop at Lotus Realm's back door, featuring quality preloved clothing,  accessories, homewares, books, decor, toys, art, sports gear, small furniture items. Fundraising for Lotus Realm's community projects. Quality donated items welcomed! Phone Lotus Realm on 07 868 5341.

THE BACK ROOM & CAFE

The Back Room performance space is a great intimate venue for music concerts, art exhibitions, community group meetings and other use. The Back Room Cafe feature barista-made locally imported and roasted Pinnacle Coffee, and organic teas and vegan food. UNDER ALERT LEVEL 2 we offer TAKEAWAYS and some limited distanced seating.

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Lotus Realm supports creative communities

The Music Shop. The Retail Emporium. The Back Room Performance Space. The Tea Room. The Bazaar. 

Great staff, great vibe. Really cool stock. Little area for concerts looks rad too.

Arniya Heartford

These guys have electric guitars made from biscuit tins! Get in there

Jeremy Nicholls

A Thames treasure. Really helpful staff and a commitment to the community. 

Kathryn Reed