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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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short but sweet visit

Came in near the end of the day, the museum staff made some suggestions and we followed them, good advice...The Tuatara story is fascinating, definitely a great exhibit for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Came in near the end of the day, the museum staff made some suggestions and we followed them, good advice...The Tuatara story is fascinating, definitely a great exhibit for the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We spend an interesting afternoon in the museum. Good explanations and various artefacts to understand the history of the Southland (Maoris' history, 19th century, scientific explorations, contemporary art...).And it’s free so no reason to visit it !

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Two attractions in close proximity. The Southland Museum and Art Gallery is not a large building but it packs a lot in with some fine art and artefacts. Cafe, shop and tourist information

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This museum is always worth a visit. There was one small tuatara out but the other exhibits especially the nautical stuff and the phones from the past were good to see. It is great to see families using this facility and kids were having a great time completing a holiday hunt sheet. It was a joy to watch them looking... More 

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Winton, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Brilliant interesting museum. So pleased to see Tuatara's doing so well, and quite a few babies survived,

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This museum has great displays which provide a very good picture of the history of this area. The museum is well worth a visit. An area that needs improvement is customer/visitor experience. When we arrived and went to the front desk the woman did not lift her head to acknowledge us or provide us with any information. This was quite... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We dropped into the information centre only find it co located with this museum. It turn out to be diverse and very interesting even having an Indian motorcycle. Although it is not the biggest it makes up for it in quality of exhibits. Recommended

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited here on a recent stay in Invercargill. Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits, even the weird, wacky ones!! Would be a great place to visit on a wet & cold day.

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This museum is well located in the park. A really good outlook on Maori, settlers and wildlife. Free and well worth a visit.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We first popped in to fill in time on a rainy day - now it's a must-see when we have out-of-town visitors. The Tuatarium is a real highlight of the museum and it's easy to while away quite a bit of time trying to spot and count tuataras as well as learning more about them. The other exhibits are very... More 

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