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Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Te Pupuri Taonga O Te Tai Ao (Nelson Provincial Museum)

  • Hardy St. and Trafalgar St. Map It
  • Museum/Gallery

Updated 02/24/2014

Fodor's Review

Nelson's regional museum occupies part of the original site of New Zealand's first museum. It explores the early settlement of the town, its development as an early port, the original Māori inhabitants, and other events that shaped the region. Exhibits include an outstanding collection of Māori musical instruments, plus a number of artifacts relating to the so-called Maungatapu murders, grisly goldfields killings committed near Nelson in 1866. The Town Warp is a multimedia

wander through the early central-city streets, highlighting local personalities such as Ann Bird the Butcher (a hard-as-nails woman who was one of the town's first European settlers).

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Sight Information

Address:

Hardy St. and Trafalgar St., Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

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Phone:

03-548–9588

Sight Details:

  • NZ$7
  • Weekdays 10–5, weekends 10–4:30

Updated 02/24/2014

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