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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Well worth a visit

The "Roaring 40's displays are the nearest most of us will get to the Auckland Islands. The tuatara display house is quite unique. Nice little café.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The "Roaring 40's displays are the nearest most of us will get to the Auckland Islands. The tuatara display house is quite unique. Nice little café.

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great museum. A lot of local history and one of the biggest key collections I've ever seen. Burt Munroe's famous Indian was on display when we where there, which was excellent.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must go to when you visit Invercargill. They've got different exhibitions and you can easily spend an hour or more appreciating each of them.

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Riverton, New Zealand
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138 reviews 138 reviews
47 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We went specifically to see the ANZAC Exhibition and were totally impressed. It is very well laid out, taking the visitor an a journey from enlisting, through training, to Gallipoli and then home (or not, asa was the case for so many). The experience was "enhanced" by the addition of smells (the latrine, with flies, was particularly effective!) but also... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I love this museum, always something new in the art gallery side, + a hello to Henry the tuatara (living dinosaur) and his mates, and upstairs the stories of our subantarctic islands. The city council is thinking of moving it and I hope they don't.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

New exhibition of WW1 nearly open. Other galleries interesting displays- local art and sculpture. There is a good cafe and shop.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I was very impressed. The building looks small but that is deceiving. There are three or four floors of exhibits. The sailing ship is so realistic I actually got sea sick! I liked the exhibit of keys and the old phones and computer. The Indian is a star attraction as well. And the Tuataras are really interesting. Nothing on the... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If you liked the Bert Munro movie you will find it particularly interesting. It has many many other items to see both historical and 20/21 century in well arranged and thought out sections including the natural world of animals and people. I would be very surprised if any person found the place not interesting. A good place for visitors to... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Well worth a trip when in Invercargill. The museum has good galleries of Maori and animal objects. The Bert Munro section is a must for all motor-bike lovers. The war section also has some excellent displays.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

While visiting Invercargill recently for the Oyster Festival we had a few hours spare so decided to go to the Museum and Art Gallery. I am not a museum type of person so I was probably the most reluctant, however I was delighted with my experience. We were greeted by friendly staff, who gave us an itinerary and map. The... More 

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Additional Information about Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Address: 108 Gala St, Invercargill, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 219 9069
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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