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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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Enjoyed the Victorian set nice recreation of a Victorian room also enjoyed the set of lost sailors survival kit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Gore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Enjoyed the Victorian set nice recreation of a Victorian room also enjoyed the set of lost sailors survival kit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Provincial museums are often disappointing, but this wasn't the case here. Of course there was the obligatory (for Invercargill) Burt Munro exhibit - kept the husband well occupied watching the doco. Beyond the Roaring Forties was great and what a treat to see the (live) tuatara collection. They had school holiday activities going on too.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Southland Museum and Art Gallery

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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