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“Good introduction to Timaru's history”

South Canterbury Museum
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good introduction to Timaru's history”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We spent a couple of hours here whilst staying with relatives, on a wet and miserable day. The museum is great for learning about the first European settlers in the area as well as the local flora and fauna. There is also a display about local Maori history.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Timaru, New Zealand
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“timaru Museum.”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Very good. Small museum but very well set out. regular displays
Dislike all the stairs outside. so go via footpath at rear of St Mary's..

Visited December 2013
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Waimate, New Zealand
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84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A Pioneer-type Museum”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Lots of local history, displays including Maori, European and flora and fauna.
And the worlds first aeroplane.
If you like poking around in regional history and are through Timaru, give it an hour or so.

Visited January 2014
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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Local History”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

For a city this size it has an amasing collection and is well worth going to see.I have spent hours there.

Visited April 2013
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

I was blown away by how interactive this museum was for my young children esp considering its small size. Puzzles, pull out draws at their level, a range of dress ups, and the photo set that is set up at the moment is great! We will definitely be back. It really helps understanding the history!

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