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Southland Museum and Art Gallery

108 Gala St, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-219 9069
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great sub antartcic display

Went to the sub antactice exhibition prior to a Heritage Expedition trip to the sub-Antartic... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2017
Invercargill, New Zealand
very poor museum

the only thing good = it is free .........not much to see inside, you have seen the same... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2016
Patrick c
Sint Maarten, St Martin / St Maarten
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108 Gala St, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-219 9069
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Went to the sub antactice exhibition prior to a Heritage Expedition trip to the sub-Antartic Islaands. This was a fascinating exhibition hightlighting these amazing islands

Thank dippy_sal
Reviewed December 30, 2016

the only thing good = it is free .........not much to see inside, you have seen the same all over N.Z. , complete tour, going slowly in 20 minutes , plenty of brochure for others attraction but elsewhere

Thank Patrick c
Reviewed December 28, 2016

The Southland Museum and Art Gallery was a very enjoyable place to visit after our walk in Queens Park. It had been raining so we called in to get out of the rain and were surprised at what the Museum had to offer especially the...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Free of Charge and such great displays. Thoroughly enjoyed our wander through the displays and especially loved the Tuatara enclosure. Ths is a great place to visit when in Invercargill.

Thank JazzyPerth
Reviewed December 11, 2016

I'll admit the tuatara were the main attraction for us visiting the museum -- and when we went into the viewing area, I spent a good bit of time scanning all the hard-to-see places before realising one was *right in front* of us. And several...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed December 11, 2016

A great little museum with interesting collections. The highlight is the tuatara display. These ancient lizards are like a miniature dinosaur, are unique to New Zealand and this collection is probably the best in the country. Lots of good info too. And you can get...More

Thank jillmj2016
Reviewed December 9, 2016

this is a good museum to look around, often have different exhibits and the tutataras are always a must see when you visit

Thank sarah g
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

It's a free museum but they do have a donation box near the entrance. There are a few floors and each floor has something interesting from the birds of New Zealand to a story about a shipwreck in the early 19th century. If you're a...More

Thank Farah Y
Reviewed December 7, 2016

A mid sized, good museum. As such it would merit an 8; but the tatuarium tips the balance. The tatuaras look like lizzards or iguanas, but in fact the are something quite different : almost living dinosaurs, to be found in a few islands around...More

Thank boguslaw_krauss
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum detailing the history of the most southern area of New Zealand. The museum has a very successful Tuatara breeding programme and it's fun to try and spot the babies, while watching the prehistoric adults. Adjacent to Queens Park, a lovely...More

Thank Debbieswainrewi
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