South Canterbury Museum, Timaru

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A regional museum of nature, history and culture. A small team of staff, volunteers and collaborators work hard to care for extensive collections, produce great exhibitions, run dynamic education programmes for schools both at the Museum and around the region, and generally promote local heritage. We're into publishing books, providing research access, and generally getting people engaged with the wonderful natural and cultural heritage of South Canterbury.
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  • Well laid out museum showing the history of Timaru. Worth spending an hour or so here if you have time.  more »
  • This Museum is a great way to spend a couple of hours. A great insight into the areas local history and settlement. Call in it is well worth it.  more »
  • Wonderful exhibits - shell, butterflies, costumes, history this place has it all. Great place to see after Gita sent in the rain. Top marks.  more »
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  • Very nice exhibits and detailed history of the area. Free entry but make sure youdrop a donation to keep up the great work.
  • Great variety. Friendly staff. Highly knowledgeable. Free entry. Great for the family :)
  • Its good place too visit.learn abit about old days.its got some cool butterflys&pictures of timaru .
  • Kids love. Wish was bigger!
  • This place is a must go while in Timaru fantastic for children and adults
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