South Canterbury Museum, Timaru

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Specialty Museum Museum
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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  • The South Canterbury Museum gives visitors an excellent background introduction to the history and development of a wide area of the South Island. This helps one to better appreciate the features of t...  more »
  • This museum is a must to go to - it was well set out, had fabulous displays, including a plane hanging from the roof. Congratulations for a great effort. Would certainly recommend.  more »
  • Kids and adults alike love this place, old history and new exhibits all the time, from Mt cook to timaru, great fires to first settlers.  more »
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  • Because they make learning history fun for the young and the old. Every time I visit I enjoy my time, the staff are berry friendly, knowable and helpful
  • cold but a great visit!
  • H fine Museum! Love it!
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