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Nelson Provincial Museum

Cnr Trafalgar St and Hardy Street, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9588
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National Geographic Photo Exhibit is Wonderful

It is a small, but attractive, regional museum. Their current special exhibit of the 50 greatest... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Larry P
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Fargo, North Dakota
Special Geographic Society Display

Luckily we were in Nelson for the opening of this "50 Famous Pictures" display with commentary by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
canadakate_11
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Brighton, Canada
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Cnr Trafalgar St and Hardy Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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+64 3-548 9588
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a small, but attractive, regional museum. Their current special exhibit of the 50 greatest photographs from National Geographic is stunning.

Thank Larry P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily we were in Nelson for the opening of this "50 Famous Pictures" display with commentary by the photographers regarding the situation in which the photos were taken. The upstairs gallery with muted lighting enhanced the striking nature of each picture. We also toured the...More

Thank canadakate_11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a reasonable sum of $5, there is the opportunity to view a comprehensive display of Nelson's history, the Maori culture and the added bonus of the 50 top National Geographic pictures.

Thank j0hnty47
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who really like museums, this one is interesting and informative, but there is not much to interest children, and there are many more worthwhile things to see and places to go in Nelson and vicinity if you have only a few days. I...More

Thank Martin7276
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a very wet day in Nelson and we were not disappointed by this excellent museum which catalogues the lives of the Maori and pakeha in the area. There is a wealth of information, including some brilliant photographs, to accompany the artefacts. The human...More

Thank graeme54-11
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a vey well set up and laid ot museum. It gave us a potted history of the Nelson area, which we found useful in a travels around the district

Thank Timothy R
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Entry is $5 for adults. There is a bit about the history of Nelson and the geology that helped Nelson, but if you are not particularly interested in Nelson then there is not a lot. Bit of art upstairs but most of upstairs is being...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Disclaimer: This is the not the world famous Te Papa museum in Wellington nor should it be compared to it. What it is: The Nelson Provincial Museum is informative, well designed and worth the cost of admission. While you could read about the history of...More

Thank GlobalVillage
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Very interesting lots of great old photos and artifacts good place to spend a couple of hours very enjoyable

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

A very sweet and good maiden museum. You can get a lot if information but if you're not so into reading by yourself its maybe not de perfect museum for you.

Thank Leyla M
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