Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson

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#2 of 9 in Museums in Nelson-Tasman Region
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  • August 8, 2017
    Happened on this by chance, but would recommend seeking it out if traveling in Nelson. Awesome exhibits. Small entrance fee, but really reasonable.  more »
  • June 25, 2017
    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 »
  • May 17, 2017
    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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  • April 20, 2017
    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.
  • November 6, 2016
    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
  • June 26, 2017
    Excellent - great displays - lovely people
  • November 21, 2016
    The lobby in the front is very cool and inviting. A bit to look at. A good small museum.
  • December 26, 2016
    Great little museum, some of the exhibits were interactive with touch screen displays which I really enjoyed

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