The Nelson Provincial Museum

The museum exhibits, cares for and stores an extensive and varied regional collection. Objects include those collected since the 1840’s to the present day.

The Museum: Town Acre 445, Nelson

The Lower Gallery exhibition focuses on the region’s fascinating collections, history and identity, an exploration of Te Tau Ihu, Top of the South Island, from Tasman Bay to Golden Bay. The Upper Gallery features changing exhibitions that include collection based exhibitions.

Research Facility: Isel Park, Stoke

Regional collections, including one of New Zealand’s most significant photographic collections are developed and cared for at the Research Facility. Extensive historical archives and library resources are also housed here and are available for research.

Contact Details

PO Box 853, Nelson 7040

Museum: 64-3-5489588 Research Facility: 64-3-547 9740

Visitor Information

Town Acre 445, Cnr Trafalgar and Hardy St, Nelson Isel Park Facility, Hilliard Street, Stoke

THE MUSEUM: Town Acre 445, Nelson 10:00am - 5:00pm weekdays 10:00am - 4:30pm weekends RESEARCH FACILITY: Isel Park, Stoke 12.30pm to 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday, by appointment.

THE MUSEUM: Town Acre 445, Nelson Admission to regional history gallery is free for Nelson Tasman ratepayers. Visitng adults $7, children $3, families $20max. Admission charges may apply to temporary exhibitions. RESEARCH FACILITY: Isel Park, Stoke Admission donations are appreciated. Research and reproduction fees may apply.


Wheelchair access

Reference library

Function space

Public programmes

Membership club


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