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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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A great free day out

This museum has a fantastic variety of exhibits from the case of the World's Fastest Indian bike (which you are invited to sit in), an exhibit about the sub antarctic, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Funkypastalaydee
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This museum has a fantastic variety of exhibits from the case of the World's Fastest Indian bike (which you are invited to sit in), an exhibit about the sub antarctic, the Tuatarium and a great cafe with yummy cheese rolls!

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Wellington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A fantastic attraction right in the heart of Invercargill in Queens Park. The tuatara sanctuary was very interesting and well laid out for easy viewing of Henry and his girls. We also watched a film in the cinema (cost $12) which was interesting and something dry to do on a bitterly cold day outside.

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melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Invercargill museum is a great place to visit and we were lucky to be included in a tour of their artifacts in storage as well as seeing the worlds fastest Indian.

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invercargill new zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

a great place to visit the usual displays and inspect the new stuff. Our curators definitely know how to put on the displays, it just seems to flow and pull you on towards wanting to see and find out more. I think our museum is right up there with the rest of new zealands.

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Winton,, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A truly great place to visit, nice friendly staff always helpful and plenty to look at. Great place for families to share time together at. Their displays are always excellent with plenty of information about them. Nice cafe with good food. Nice and warm and plenty of room to move about.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A stop you must make when coming to Invercargill. From the live Tuatara, the wonderful and always changing displays, to the cafe and the wonderful craft items and jewellery from local craftspeople. The Information centre is also in the striking pyramid building. A one stop centre to showcase, yesterday, today and you can plan for tomorrow! The 100 years of... More 

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new zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Recently went to the museum especially to see the Anzac exhibit. Was pleasantly surprised at how awesome it was. My grand-daughter who is 11 also went with her school and hasn't stopped talking about it. Thank you to whoever was responsible.

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southland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our museum can be a bit boring for locals as the displays rarely change and the artwork downstairs is not always that great. There is so much in storage and it'd be good to see it out on display

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Canberra, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

this is a free attraction which contains some really good exhibits and you can also book tours of the region from this spot.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were glad we visited the museum, which amongst other attractions had a great gift-shop. Best of all for visitors was the huge amount of parking available (good on you!! so welcome to out-of-town visitors who have been frustrated in the past trying to deal with parking in unfamiliar towns). In the Museum the Antarctic sledge on display was interesting... More 

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