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Nelson Provincial Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Before the Dinosaurs, Permian Monsters

Excellent Exhibition. Well put together, lots of interest with informative panels, life-size... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Boris5555
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Takaka, New Zealand
The Dinosaurs

My wife and I spent an enjoyable couple of hours in this museum. I was impressed with the animated... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PaulE3325
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Trafalgar St | corner Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were really impressed with this museum. It is very reasonably priced and we learned loads when walking round the venue. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. I would also recommend this place to people who have kids and as I believe kids...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Exhibition. Well put together, lots of interest with informative panels, life-size working models, skeletons, paintings and fossils uncovering activity. Just up my kids' alley (age 6 and 8).

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this expedition Permian monsters, it was absolutely amazing! We took our 22 month old, and she loved it. Its so well done the creatures which were life size move and roar, the information was plentiful, awesome large picture scenes which gives you...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With this museum being right in the centre of town, access is easy for any visitors to the city and It was great to be able to visit again to see the amazing display of creatures from the Permian age. The organisation of the space...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loveky place for races of many cultures cap vacated for the trip worth seeing interesting and the manner of the staff so inviting so giving a buy a peace to take home as i did

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent an enjoyable couple of hours in this museum. I was impressed with the animated display of dinosaurs. The static displays of local history were also well presented and intriguing. A great little museum and well worth the small fee of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PaulE3325
Reviewed 17 February 2019

Attended the 50 best national geographic photographs exhibition here and it was brilliantly layed out and imformative. Great little museum right in the heart of the CBD

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RichardHuckvale
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Wonderful little museum that delivers great local stories and has changing exhibitions a courtyard and classroom available to explore.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank blackbach9
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Well worth a visit. Very central and easy to find. Well presented. I would take visitors there, and return myself

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 February 2019

I took two grandchildren (aged 9 and 7) to the museum recently because of the Permian (pre-dinosaur) exhibit. The kids were certainly taken with the monster replicas and also found interest iin the more permanent exhibits of local history.

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Date of experience: January 2019
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