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Southland Museum and Art Gallery

108 Gala St, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-219 9069
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The lady at the counter was absolutely wonderful, didn't catch her name but she made my day with... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Billie G
via mobile
Best museum ever ....

An amazing array of different historical subjects covered well in one location for those with... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Canberra, Australia
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108 Gala St, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-219 9069
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The lady at the counter was absolutely wonderful, didn't catch her name but she made my day with her lovely service and town tips. Museum had an interesting display which showed the process of conserving displays. A lot of school art displays which is a...More

Thank Billie G
Reviewed 18 August 2017

An amazing array of different historical subjects covered well in one location for those with limited time. The WWI memorial display with the mass of poppies was my favourite. Great cafe and a well stocked shop.

Thank ledywah
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Was not expecting a Museum in a small place to be so good. So many different and interesting exhibits there; could easily fill in a day there.

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Have to praise the museum for putting on a scavenger hunt for school aged children during the holidays! It's heaps of fun and even as an adult it can be challenging. It gets the kids interested in the history and different exhibitions that are on!...More

Thank missmac93
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The moment one walked in out of the cold you could feel this was a special place. Children are well catered for and have great fun looking for particular items. Unique moving poppy display and virtual reality setup make for points of difference in this...More

Thank MusesMm
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great to see 5 in total. A great place to visit. We also managed to see Henry the male star who became at dad at close to 111 years old.

Thank Russell W
Reviewed 7 July 2017

There's a good tourist travel advisory service in the building. A tribute to those who served in World War One. An art gallery. And, an interesting "zoo" for a 100+year old lizard-like animal, 'Henry' and a filmed history about his behaviour.

Thank Barney53727
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The history of area is well presented. Current art exhibition was small but very interesting. The virtual reality presentation of World War 1 (you do individually) was fun and very real! Excellent place to while away a couple hours especially on a cold day.

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of displays and history to see. Well worth a visit if you are looking for something to do in Invercargill.

Thank Graeme P
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I loved this place, especially the Tuatarium (how cool is it to see prehistoric reptiles!?). The bonus was having the curator come out to speak with us and let us pet one of the tuataras.

Thank Spookybaby
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