Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson

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  • Happened on this by chance, but would recommend seeking it out if traveling in Nelson. Awesome exhibits. Small entrance fee, but really reasonable.  more »
  • We were fortunate to visit the museum whilst there is an exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci's art and engineering upstairs; this added to the experience of spending a couple of happy hours in the museum ...  more »
  • The museum focuses too much on just one incident, albeit an important part of the local history. The relationship between the cost of entrance and the content was not good. Nevermind, it supports the ...  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
  • 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
  • Very interesting. Free for Nelson and Tasman residents.

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Where to stay in Nelson

Nelson has the range of accommodations you would expect to find in a modern city in a great location. More upmarket hotels line the river and cluster in the city center. Budget-minded travelers will also find a number of hostels and motels here. On the outskirts of the city there are more motels, RV parks, and campsites, offering great options for those interested in outdoor excursions and city day trips.
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