Nelson Provincial Museum

Nelson Provincial Museum: Hours, Address, Nelson Provincial Museum Reviews: 4/5

Nelson Provincial Museum
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Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Located in the centre of Nelson we are the waharoa (gateway) for our community to explore and reflect on their cultural heritage and natural history.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Natasha N
Auckland, New Zealand578 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Cost: $16 for 2 people

Location: city centre

Safety: n/a

Solo vs group activity: both

Planning required or spontaneous: spontaneous event

Pre-planned points to be considered: none

Best feature: the staff are super friendly, the museum is open and easy to navigate, we luckily attended the dinosaur evolution exihibition which was put together really well. Definitely worth a visit

Worst feature: none
Written 3 January 2022
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Pebble
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
May 2021 • Family
Lovely informative welcome from Ryan at the front desk on a wet weekend visit. Interesting displays worth the small charge, we will visit again .
Written 23 June 2021
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joandnoel
New Zealand36 contributions
Oct 2020
My wife and i had the pleasure of visiting this place last October Staff were very help full and we enjoyed our visit to this Museum
Written 7 April 2021
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405Sally
Wellington, New Zealand161 contributions
Nov 2020
The Museum is easily found in the main centre. It is relatively small but has a great focus on local history. Very pleasant place to spend a couple of hours.
Written 8 December 2020
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SamMackNZ
Cambridge, New Zealand11 contributions
Jan 2020
This was a very nice smaller museum. Awesome history and lovely stories. My wife and I particularly liked the one around the elephants. Lots about classic New Zealand. The museum definitely punches above its weight. When we went, they also had the moon exhibition on which was great to see. Definitely worth dropping in while in town.
Written 28 November 2020
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Mel_Milasa
Cape Town, South Africa46 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Not much to see. The upper levels were closed when we visited, so maybe there would have been something more interesting there. Not worth the $5 entry fee in my opinion.
Written 18 October 2020
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CMelissa
Vancouver, Canada144 contributions
Apr 2020 • Couples
Great museum featuring interactive and well curated exhibits on local history of the region. Loved the Moon exhibit too- very informative, fascinating and well worth the trip.
Written 25 May 2020
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Richard G
36 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Great welcome from Ryan who explained about the museum and its exhibits.
The museum was full of local artefacts and stories of local people.
The exhibit about the moon was excellent.
Worth more than the 5 dollar entrance fee.
Written 3 March 2020
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Hardys607
Feilding, New Zealand102 contributions
Feb 2020
Visited the Nelson Museum, worth a look, lots of information re the history of Nelson. The price is good, provides a great look at Maori
Written 29 February 2020
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Brian M
Dunedin, New Zealand54 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Popped in to check it out as I am interested in museums. Good informative displays on Nelson's past but the best treat was the moon exhibition which was out of this world.
Disappointing welcome and I think a donation might be more appropriate than a $5 charge.
Written 28 February 2020
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Nelson Provincial Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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