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Southland Museum and Art Gallery

108 Gala St, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3 219 9069
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went to see the Tuatara but found so much more to capture our interest. Lots on display that was informative and educational and all they ask is a donation in return for showing us so much that is relevant to New Zealands' history. The whole establishment is well set out, very clean and easy to manouver. We enjoyed a... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I'm not a museum type of girl but I really enjoyed taking my girls through this one. We found it really interesting and always wondered what was around the next corner. The Tuatara and their babies were lovely to see. They have done well displaying everything. It is by donation which they very much deserve. There is also a restroom... More

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Sydney, Australia
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We only had a short stop here before we had to catch our flight to Stewart Island. But in the short stop we were quite impressed with the tuatarium and the collection, especially the birds and antartic collection. The museum is worth a visit if you are in Invercargill!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Live Tuatara were the highlight but overall an hour well spent Easily accessed with a nice little coffee shop..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Well laid out museum with lots of interesting things to view & plenty of maori artifacts also many things from the past

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The lady explaining to us about the Tuatara's was very knowlegable. Thanks a lot Museum was nice but it was a case of seen one seen them all on a lot of stuff.

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Bytom, Poland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There is a huge chance you will get rain in Invercargill. It's cold out there. So you probably will visit the warm cozy museum :-) The best part of the exhibitions is the nature. There are lots of stuffed animals and you get to learn about NZ nature. There are also the famous tuataras, enclosure with live lizards - visit... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We decided to do a quick stop off to see the Tuataras at the Southland museum and ended up spending over an hour there! Immediately we walked into the museum hubby got sidetracked looking at Ivan Mauger's bikes, and then the Burt Munroe display and video! From the roaring forties, to the shipwrecks and victorian displays, we really enjoyed our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Southland Museum and Art Gallery is located within Invercargill's Queen's Park. I love the museum itself! I learnt so much about New Zealand's wild life and marine histories. The layout of the museum was easy for people to navigate and the signs are simple to read, allow kids to maximize their learning while they are there. I have learnt... More

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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was fantastic to be allowed to sit in Burt Munroe's motorcycle. The information about him was good reading too. Also enjoyed showing our kids some of the olden days gadgets. My children really enjoyed doing the 'hunt' in the holidays.

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