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Nelson Provincial Museum

Cnr Trafalgar St and Hardy Street, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9588
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Great Little Museum

The highlight was the National Geographic best 50 photographs Exhibition that was showing. Some of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KiwiKerry53
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Wellington, New Zealand
100% recommended

I was there for the National Geographic temporary exposition and I loved it. Very nice explanations... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EMonle
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Cnr Trafalgar St and Hardy Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highlight was the National Geographic best 50 photographs Exhibition that was showing. Some of the photos were truly amazing - I was really glad we visited. There was a nominal cost of $5.00 for out of towners, something I have no issue at all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there for the National Geographic temporary exposition and I loved it. Very nice explanations and pictures. Staff really friendly. Good price relation. Free for locals.

Thank EMonle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Nelson Provincial Museum is located in central Nelson a couple of blocks from The Christ Church Cathedral. On the ground floor there was a really good exhibit on the history of Nelson from the Maori's up to the English settlers. On the upper floor...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Absolutely loved the National Geographic Exhibition that is showing at the moment, spent so long there reading about the background behind the snap. The historic part on Nelson was very interesting and interactive

Thank Kaylin C
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We were impressed with the Museum set up, the quality of the exhibits and the NG photo display was breathtaking and unforgettable.

Thank Q6995YRwilliamb
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

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 23 March 2018

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 23 March 2018

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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