Nelson Provincial Museum, Hardy Street, 7040, Nelson Region, New Zealand 

Nelson Provincial Museum is located in the heart of Nelson City on the corners of Trafalgar and Hardy Streets. The museum rests on the same town acre block that the Museum occupied in 1842.

The Lower Gallery exhibition leads visitors through an exploration of Te Tau Ihu, the top of the South Island from Tasman Bay to Golden Bay. This treasure-filled exhibition focuses on the region’s fascinating history and identity, offering an opportunity for hours of discovery.

The Upper Gallery is home to our short-term exhibitions, as well as our teaching classroom and a rooftop garden. A vibrant stained-glass window featuring New Zealand’s unique creatures and plants may be admired from the top floor.

The Museum Shop features a curated collection of Kiwi-made products, arty objects, exhibition inspired merchandise, books and stationery, retro-cool gift-ware, plus items that are thought-provoking or just plain gorgeous.

Epic New Zealand Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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