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
  • Nelson

Published 08/30/2016

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. There are heritage pieces donated from private collections, and regular visiting exhibitions.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • NZ$5

Published 08/30/2016


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