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So very educational and seems to be a hit with kids

I enjoyed coming in here, it offers more exploration and wonder than many museums as it’s set up as... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2024
rebelnorm
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Adelaide, Australia
via mobile
Good History of the Area

I was impressed by this little museum. Well put together with a remarkably balanced view of life... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2024
AhuvaBC
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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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SouthCanterburyMusem, Manager at South Canterbury Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks so much for your positive review - we're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Well laid out museum showing the history of Timaru. Worth spending an hour or so here if you have time.

Date of experience: January 2018
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SouthCanterburyMusem, Manager at South Canterbury Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thanks for visiting us. We're glad that you enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This Museum is a great way to spend a couple of hours. A great insight into the areas local history and settlement. Call in it is well worth it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John W
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SouthCanterburyMusem, Manager at South Canterbury Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks John, we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful exhibits - shell, butterflies, costumes, history this place has it all. Great place to see after Gita sent in the rain. Top marks.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Thanks, Sally, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

fabulous range of interesting local and NZ artifacts and photos etc well worth a visit either as local of traveller

Date of experience: July 2017
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