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Southland Museum and Art Gallery

108 Gala St, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-219 9069
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Such a cool wee museum

Loved it! Went twice. The kids really enjoyed it too. It's not too big that they can get bored... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
2littlekiwibirds
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Greymouth, New Zealand
Best in the South

I never thought I'd be spending 2 or more hours here but the range of interesting displays... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GreyNomad2014
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Jannali, Australia
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108 Gala St, Invercargill, New Zealand
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+64 3-219 9069
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved it! Went twice. The kids really enjoyed it too. It's not too big that they can get bored. Perfect day trip. Love the way everything is staged. Excellent!

Thank 2littlekiwibirds
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never thought I'd be spending 2 or more hours here but the range of interesting displays attracted me as I'm sure it would anyone. Meet Henry and Mildred the tuataras (over 100 years old), learn about the sub - Antarctic islands and shipwrecks, sealers...More

Thank GreyNomad2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited primarily with a view to see the tuatara exhibit which was great but we were also much impressed with the WW1 exhibit of Southland's war and the newly opened World's fastest Indian

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myrtle and enjoyed our visit here. A little bit of all different history along with the live tuatara. Love the Maori history and also Gallipoli. Art Gallery also impressive. All at no charge other than a donation box.

Thank Viv W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times perhaps as often as every 3 months. I will often go and visit the tuatara on a sunny day. There is a quaint little cafe 20 feet away so its an ideal spot to take the kids for an...More

Thank Reuel T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great small / medium museum. Great for a 1 hour wonder a around and a coffee. Free to enter and parking free nearby.

Thank Dunk893
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collections at the museum provide an insight into life from the earliest inhabitants to the present time. From people to wildlife it has it all. The exhibit containing the live prehistoric reptiles (Tuatara) was very informative.

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't really miss the big white pyramid (although roof needs a good clean) next to Queens Park. It is not only home to Henry the tuatara and his mates, but a big range of historically interesting displays. Free parking outside and nearby, free entry and...More

Thank Found_Lost_Key
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Love visiting the museum. Great to take the kids around and have a look. In the school holidays they often run a scavenger hunt for children which gets them interested in the history.

Thank missmac93
Reviewed 11 April 2017

worth a visit if you have a half day or more to kill set in nice park -has usual interesting local and natural history items but what makes it must go to is tuataras led by 130 year old henry who has just started to...More

Thank antnChris
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