South Canterbury Museum

South Canterbury Museum, Timaru: Address, Phone Number, South Canterbury Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

South Canterbury Museum
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murrbren
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand186 contributions
excellent
Feb 2021
Spent quite a while in the museum which gave me a history of Timaru. Well worth visiting, displays well set out.
Written 26 February 2021
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Murray A
Papamoa, New Zealand219 contributions
Heaps to interest all ages
Feb 2020 • Solo
A well set out museum of interesting artifacts and information bringing our history to life. Great to see lots of young people showing a real interest. I will be back to delve into the archives to research my ancestors.
Written 23 February 2020
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Hi Murray, thanks for your very positive comments, we'll see you again.
Written 24 February 2020
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Lowdown
2 contributions
Great for kids and adults
Apr 2019 • Friends
Love the helpful staff and the activity sheet the kids got to fill in. I discovered alot of things myself, love all the local content
Written 5 April 2019
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Smiley N
Waimate, New Zealand16 contributions
This is a real museum!
Dec 2018 • Solo
Dioramas, samples you can touch as well as see, drawers of fascinating collections, exhibits you can walk through, multiple Moa skeletons, taxidermied creatures, and it’s all fascinating and there are good information panels.

It was a real treat to visit a museum that reminds me of childhood trips to the British Museum in London.
Written 1 December 2018
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Thank you for your comments - we're glad you enjoyed your visit and our approach to presenting our stories.
Written 3 January 2019
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Sarah D
Ashburton, New Zealand3 contributions
Great culture and history!
Feb 2018 • Family
Our 5 yo once found some bones on the beach, and unsure of what animal they belonged to, we encourage her to take them to the South Canterbury Museum and see if they could provide some insight! They helped her figure out by looking at the animal's teeth that it was a horse (not a cow, like we though!) and the history of WHY those bones may have ended up on the beach! We appreciate the staff encouraging our girl to learn about the world around her!
Written 6 November 2018
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Hi Sarah, thanks for your comments - we love helping young minds explore nature and heritage! (Actually, everyone, regardless of age.....).
Written 3 January 2019
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Marc M
16 contributions
Fascinating
Aug 2018 • Friends
We went to the museum on a wet afternoon in August with few expectations. We came out stunned by the displays that gave us a real appreciation of the area and how this part of NZ developed from its earliest days. The information on the wildlife past and present was very accessible and we saw young ones being excited by what they saw.

A must visit!!
Written 6 August 2018
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Hi Marc, thank you for taking the time to share your opinion, we are grateful for your very positive response!
Written 8 August 2018
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Tracy S
16 contributions
awesome
May 2018 • Family
Great place for the entire family. the exhibits are good and a lot of interactive stuff- changes weekly.
Written 20 May 2018
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Thank you very much for your kind review, we're glad you enjoy visiting!
Written 21 May 2018
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Graham S
Tewantin, Australia3,863 contributions
Excellent local Culture & History
Mar 2018 • Couples
A display of natural history, fauna, immigration, pioneers, town development, & some info on Flight, understandably.
An easy hour getting absorbed in the depth of info presented in an engaging way.
Well done to the Museum's team.
Written 9 April 2018
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Thanks very much for your kind comments! We're glad you enjoyed our Museum.
Written 10 April 2018
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A Y
Hong Kong, China310 contributions
Good local museum
Dec 2017 • Solo
The museum has permanent exhibitions on local natural history, heritage (Maori and early settlers) with detailed information, photos, costumes and artefacts. At the time of visit, there was a special exhibition on NZ's participation in World War One (not the same as the one held in Canterbury Museum in Christchurch).
It's free (donations welcomed). Worth a visit if you are in Timaru.
Written 23 March 2018
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Thanks so much for your positive review - we're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 25 March 2018
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freddielola
scotland345 contributions
Excellent
Jan 2018 • Couples
Well laid out museum showing the history of Timaru. Worth spending an hour or so here if you have time.
Written 9 March 2018
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Thanks for visiting us. We're glad that you enjoyed the experience.
Written 11 March 2018
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