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In 1844 a brick schoolhouse was built for the Church of England elementary school in Nelson. It was later briefly used as a public school, then from 1860 to 1895 it was again an Anglican Church school for boys and became...

Goldmining and the challenge of extracting this precious metal from ore is the key feature of this museum, housed in an historic building of the area. View the Waiuta mine model. Transport yourself back by browsing throu...

Blue Oyster is a contemporary art project space that encourages experimental and innovative art practices. Since opening in 1999, the Blue Oyster has presented a range of divergent artists and practices and focused on pr...

The Bluff time Museum is situated on Foreshore Road and features Bluff's Heritage. Exhibits include whaling, oystering, shipwrecks and a working steam engine from the TST Awarua. Pride of place is the oyster boat Monica...

The Broadgreen House was built in the mid 1850s for one of Nelson’s early settlers and is a fine example of a Colonial Cob House. All eleven rooms have been faithfully and elegantly furnished to represent a lived in fami...

This is one of New Zealand's earliest coal mines, first discovered by Thomas Brunner in 1848. The first commercial mine opened in 1864, coal production reached a peak in 1901 then declined rapidly and ceased in 1942. Bru...

Our mission, as a photographic museum, is to save the photographic heritage and art of Canterbury.

This major New Zealand regional museum holds in trust almost two million collection items of regional, national and international significance. The collections cover a wide range of topics including Canterbury's first pe...

Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery tells the stories of Central Otago's unique flora and fauna, of gold mining throughout the region, and of the people who made Central home.

Immerse yourself in the world of Canterbury art and then take it home. This gallery provides exhibitions and work for sale from a wide variety of New Zealand artists, and has a special interest in Canterbury artists, fea...

Small Museum representing Moriori, Maori and European History on the Chatham Islands.

Experience rural life in New Zealand in 1850 right down to the discovery of moa bones. Cheviot Hills was the first big land holding in New Zealand to be divided to provide small farming units for settlers. The museum fol...

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