Southland Museum & Art Gallery, Invercargill
(4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Inside the distinctive white pyramid of Southland Museum & Art Gallery you can discover the historical and artistic taonga (Maori for treasures) of the South Island. Browse the extensive and eclectic variety of exhibits, including a dedicated Maori gallery and Southland's natural history and fossil records. Alongside the historical artifacts, the gallery showcase both established and up-and-coming local artisans. The museum also houses the now-iconic breeding colony of Tuatara lizards--often referred to as living fossils. Put Southland Museum & Art Gallery at the forefront of your travel plans using our Invercargill vacation planner.
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  • 位於皇后公園的旁邊, 從外觀上來看是一個非常奇特的建築物, 不過因為時間關係, 沒有入內參觀, 不過博物館對於英文好的人可能會比較適合 
  • I'll admit the tuatara were the main attraction for us visiting the museum -- and when we went into the viewing area, I spent a good bit of time scanning all the hard-to-see places before realising on...  more »
  • A great little museum with interesting collections. The highlight is the tuatara display. These ancient lizards are like a miniature dinosaur, are unique to New Zealand and this collection is probably...  more »
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  • Cool place. Lots of historic stuff. Not too big but nice.
  • Worth visiting again and again. The fixed exhibitions on the Sub-Antarctic Islands are particularly interesting. There are many different displays from Victoriana to Maori culture and artefacts, from Southland Local Heritage to The Fastest Indian Motorcycle. Henry the Tuatara is worth seeing. The museum's Tuatara breeding program is very successful. Art exhibitions change regularly and are displayed in a light and spacious environment. The ANZAC display has been very popular locally as it is incorporated into a trench scene. Stop at the café when you need a break. The food is very good value. Did I mention that it is all free!
  • Great place and the kids loved it. It's a shame that we didn't get to see Henry as we came in not long after it opened and it was too cold for him to come out of cover. If you wish to see Henry and his friends in winter, it's best to come in around lunch time or later.
  • Quite good for what it is. Some unique exhibits there!
  • Been there nice place. Not far from home. I like the southern part of it. Whoo!!!