Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson

4.2
#2 of 13 in Museums in Nelson-Tasman Region
The Nelson Provincial Museum Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao is the guardian (kaitiaki) of social and natural history and Taonga from the Nelson and Tasman regions. It is New Zealand’s oldest museum tracing its origin back to the foundation of the Literary and Scientific Institution of Nelson in May 1841.

We are one museum with two distinct venues where people can share our history. The education and exhibition centre is located in central Nelson on the corner of Hardy and Trafalgar Streets and our collections and research facility is located at Isel Park, Hilliard Street, Stoke, Nelson. A visit to Nelson Provincial Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Nelson online travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Final days of the Te Papa Pounamou Exhibition at Nelson Provincial Museum. Terrific displays and interpretation panels of the large collection. Ear pendants hei tiki, adzes, necklace and more, some...  more »
  • The museum is reasonably small but if you are interested in finding out more about Nelson and Nelson's history, do go. It was only $5 and I spent over an hour there. The displays are well set out...  more »
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  • This is a great smaller museum - We loved it as it is right in the centre of the city, by all the shops and cafes, and so it fits so easily into a day out. Easy access, easy and enjoyable to look around - the local history floor has so many different things that there is something everyone would be interested be, and all laid out and presented well. Easy to call in and then have a coffee after. The visiting exhibitions are often good for kids too but a manageable size for children as well
  • Very nice museum to see the history of dinosaurs, the staff was very kind and helpful, I highly recommend this place if you are wondering around Nelson. The gift shop has cool stuff aswell. The price in not to expensive and on a rainy day it is always a cool culture oriented activity to do.
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