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Nelson Provincial Museum

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We were fully engrossed in what was great display of local history. The photography was quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St Kilda East, Australia
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Reviewed 22 September 2018
Sydney, Australia
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This is the regional museum of Nelson and Tasman. It is New Zealands oldest museum, started 175 years ago. Learn about the region, its people, history and environments. The temporary gallery features changing exhibitions.
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Trafalgar St | corner Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9588
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fully engrossed in what was great display of local history. The photography was quite gripping.

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Reviewed 29 September 2018

On the corner of Trafalgar and Hardy Streets in the center of Nelson is a small local history museum with a bug display. If you are looking for some educational history of Nelson and surrounding area this is the place for you, only a small...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 22 September 2018

There are lots of museums that you can go to on your travels and many will have a lot more displays than Nelson. However, remember that the entry price is very small and the museum has actually done a really good job of focusing on...More

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ShelleyD723, Manager at Nelson Provincial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thanks for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Safe travles!

Reviewed 21 September 2018

Right in the centre of Nelson, with many displays, there is a free area then some exhibitions have a small fee. great experience for children and adults alike.

Thank Rose22Nelson
Reviewed 12 September 2018

recently moved to the region. The museum never stop to surprise us. Lovely gift shop downstairs, comprehensive regional gallery.. our favorite is a second floor exhibition space that never stops to surprise with variety of the shows for all ages. fantastic exhibitions. always a delight...More

Thank Tatsi A
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Small, compact; nice and central. Great early NZ and NZ photography display. Good that locals (not us) get to visit free

Thank wundabar
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The provincial museum has a beautifully displayed and informative exhibition on the first floor. The photographic exhibition on the second floor is a nice bonus. The museum is small, but quite enjoyable and also very cheap - just $5 (NZD).

Thank KimDK1970
Shelley D, Manager at Nelson Provincial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum Kim. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 20 July 2018

Much can be gained by viewing the permanent display in this museum of world class standard. Visiting exhibitions in the upper gallery are wonderful. Recenlty we visited a display of Nationa Geographic photos.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The historic collection was very interesting and well laid out. The museum is small - but is worth a visit for an overview of the history of this area. The Burgess gang death masks were a highlight!

Thank OlwynSteve
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Whether 8 or 80, the Nelson Provincial Museum offers great history, fun and interactive displays, and a neat gift shop that they have expanded to allow for more local products. We recommend it to everyone who visits Nelson - well worth the stop, and then...More

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