Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson

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  • Modern Museum tracing the history of the region; I particularly appreciated are the biographies (not necessarily known people).
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  • We visited to look at the Bug display and then went to see the Old Nelson exhibition which we'd never looked at before. Learned a lot about bugs but there were a lot of very small screaming children r...  more »
  • This is a really great provincial museum. Exhibits are carefully and thoughtfully curated and the team work hard to consider the needs of visitors of all ages. The museum’s school outreach programme i...  more »
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  • Brilliant! Great layout, the Da Vinci exhibition is amazing but so are the permanent fixtures. So good that it's right in the CBD, well worth a visit.
  • Very informative about early life in and development of the area. A few exhibits not up and running fully. The staff were exceptionally friendly and obviously very passionate about the history of the area
  • Excellent - great displays - lovely people
  • The lobby in the front is very cool and inviting. A bit to look at. A good small museum.
  • Great little museum, some of the exhibits were interactive with touch screen displays which I really enjoyed

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