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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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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This place was amazing even my husband enjoyed the visit so much to see and so many things that made one go wow

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Warners Bay, Australia

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Warners Bay, Australia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This place was amazing even my husband enjoyed the visit so much to see and so many things that made one go wow

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was delighted to find that this excellent museum set in a wonderful garden is frequented by the public in considerable numbers every day. It's a great destination for a family on a wet cold day: inside is a cafe, gift shop, local art, historical and natural history displays and an extensive live tuatara habitat featuring these live ancient lizards:... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

this museum is great for a wet day. There is lots to see and old artifacts and setting of olden days with clothes etc. There is also an art gallery there and that is where you get to see the tuatara

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Needed some quiet time out and visited the Museum intending only to look at the corrugated iron exhibit. This was amazing very talented artist! Once I completed browsing this I took more time out and looked over the whole of the museum including the Tuataras, they all seemed to be on display that day including many baby Tuatara. Lovely to... More 

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It had been a long time since visiting the museum while in Invercargill. We really enjoyed seeing the Tuataras again. The exhibit with corrugated iron was really good with some spectacular artwork. Wandered around the rest on the museum exhibits and enjoyed that too. They have a small cafe too but we didn't stop there.

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Gore
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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6 attraction reviews
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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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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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