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Southland Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: 108 Gala St, Invercargill, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 219 9069
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fabulous exhibits.

We spent a long time in the ANZAC display. Watched the 10 minute movie of the Gallipoli Landing. Amazing footage and commentary from two blokes who fought there. Film about Bert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Elaine J
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a long time in the ANZAC display. Watched the 10 minute movie of the Gallipoli Landing. Amazing footage and commentary from two blokes who fought there. Film about Bert Munro very interesting as well. What a character!

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Thank Elaine J
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum was recommended to us by a few people while we were in Invercargill and they proved to be correct. It is a great little museum with lots of displays and things of interest to every age. The staff were very friendly and helpful

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Thank electrickev
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to visit with young children who wants to c more curious. My boy was really happy with

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Thank daybydayu
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's good for kids and adults to learn about the tuatara. There should be Burt Munro Exhibition as well, unfortunately the exhibition is being changed over, so we just took a photo of the 'The World's Fastest Indian'.

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Thank Carol Z
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good educational place for the kids don't forget to get kiddies work sheet from the ftont desk has a lot to see..

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Thank angelkereama
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a rainy day and we figured "let's go". Take it as read I am not a museum type person but this visit has changed my mind. The displays and history were well put together. You can even climb into the worlds fastest Indian This is a motor bike ridden by a Kiwi racer (Bert Munro), famous for setting... More 

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Thank Anthony C
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum and the way it was laid out. It's very easy to get around and there are plenty of interesting displays to look at. There were unfortunately several adults with children who were running around making a lot of noise which tarnished our experience although this is no fault of the museum. If you take children,... More 

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Thank stairmo
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed once again going through the museum and really loved seeing the bike of Burt Munroes . We always love the ship that moves and enjoy looking at old Henry

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Thank Trish G
Lycksele, Sweden
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94 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This free museum is well worth an hour of two. Our kids aged 4 and 6 each got a clipboard with photos of objects to spot in the museum, and both of them committed fully to the task for more than an hour, which gave the parents some welcome time to take in the exhibits. They each got a lollipop... More 

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Thank DrC3366878
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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264 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And what's more, it's free! Plenty to interest everyone, including a bWW 1 exhibition. And of course the tuatara:)) A fabulous way to pass a couple of hours

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Thank HKinsey

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