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Nelson Provincial Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Visit to the Dinosaurs

Excellent exhibition. Museums are one of my favourite things to do and Nelson Museum is definitely... read more

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Permiam Monsters

Very well done, Gave us a look at what was around in the very distant past and put that into... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
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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 yesterday

Excellent exhibition. Museums are one of my favourite things to do and Nelson Museum is definitely worth visiting.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marriett v
Reviewed 3 days ago

Expected the show to be more interactive with visitors. Narrative about each dinosaur, lighting, even a staff member present interacting with children. Preschool loved it. Preteen not so entertained. All over in 30 minutes after going round twice.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Annitta H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nelson Provincial Museum is such a great and inexpensive way to spend up to 2 hours in the main shopping precinct. Fantastic, friendly and helpful staff who aren't afraid to just be really nice! Well displayed historic items; good balance of Maori and Pakeha artefacts....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent small exhibition especially accessible to a grandmother visiting with a 4 year old and an 8 year old. The children were fascinated by the monster dinasours. The roar was a little much at times.The screen printing workshop for the children was well handled and...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to take the kids - interactive, interesting and fun for all. All of our party had a great time, from young children to teenagers.

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very well done, Gave us a look at what was around in the very distant past and put that into perspective against a) what we have today and b) the vast age of our planet.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 6 days ago

aur exhibition was a big disappointment. The scale of this exhibition was extremely small and not really much to see. My son was very disappointed and so were we.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ManmeetGrover
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 9 year old son along and thought he'd find it interesting....he loved it and so did we. Very well presented and so much information. Lots of hands on stuff, interesting pictures etc that brought the exhibit to life. We all learnt heaps....More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GrantOsmond
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was on there for 10 min seen looked at it went to the dinosaur. Staff was friendly and welcoming and helpful

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JamesM11878
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a family of 3.my wife and I and my 7 year old son.The exhibit was interesting I learn a few things.My son was very impressed by the animitronic animals.We all had a go at uncovering the fossils .Recommend.

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Date of experience: January 2019
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