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Southland Museum and Art Gallery

108 Gala St, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-219 9069
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Surprisingly good!

Was not expecting a Museum in a small place to be so good. So many different and interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gregory B
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School Holiday Hunt

Have to praise the museum for putting on a scavenger hunt for school aged children during the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Invercargill, New Zealand
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108 Gala St, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-219 9069
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was not expecting a Museum in a small place to be so good. So many different and interesting exhibits there; could easily fill in a day there.

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to praise the museum for putting on a scavenger hunt for school aged children during the holidays! It's heaps of fun and even as an adult it can be challenging. It gets the kids interested in the history and different exhibitions that are on!...More

Thank missmac93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The moment one walked in out of the cold you could feel this was a special place. Children are well catered for and have great fun looking for particular items. Unique moving poppy display and virtual reality setup make for points of difference in this...More

Thank MusesMm
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great to see 5 in total. A great place to visit. We also managed to see Henry the male star who became at dad at close to 111 years old.

Thank Russell W
Reviewed 7 July 2017

There's a good tourist travel advisory service in the building. A tribute to those who served in World War One. An art gallery. And, an interesting "zoo" for a 100+year old lizard-like animal, 'Henry' and a filmed history about his behaviour.

Thank Barney53727
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The history of area is well presented. Current art exhibition was small but very interesting. The virtual reality presentation of World War 1 (you do individually) was fun and very real! Excellent place to while away a couple hours especially on a cold day.

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of displays and history to see. Well worth a visit if you are looking for something to do in Invercargill.

Thank Graeme P
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I loved this place, especially the Tuatarium (how cool is it to see prehistoric reptiles!?). The bonus was having the curator come out to speak with us and let us pet one of the tuataras.

Thank Spookybaby
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Having a break and wanting something interesting to view so heard about the Tuatara indoor display. What a fabulous idea - see tuatara in a natural setting and the oldest one is over 110 years old, with 40+ yrs in captivity. They successfully breed these...More

Thank Mikaere
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A wealth of information both local and regional. Had to go back to finish it off! The shipwreck stories were incredible, how did those people survive? Some hardy folk, particularly the brave farmers trying to make a go of it. You have to visit Henry...More

Thank BigOrangeApe
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