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South Canterbury Museum

Perth Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Good museum covering the history and fauna of Canterbury Province

The South Canterbury Museum gives visitors an excellent background introduction to the history and... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
St Helens, United Kingdom
fabulous museum

This museum is a must to go to - it was well set out, had fabulous displays, including a plane... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Perth Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

The South Canterbury Museum gives visitors an excellent background introduction to the history and development of a wide area of the South Island. This helps one to better appreciate the features of the area which one sees on travelling through on a touring trip.

Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This museum is a must to go to - it was well set out, had fabulous displays, including a plane hanging from the roof. Congratulations for a great effort. Would certainly recommend.

Thank 60stravellers2014
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Kids and adults alike love this place, old history and new exhibits all the time, from Mt cook to timaru, great fires to first settlers.

Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Nice small museum with local history of early settlers and whaling stations. Also a fine collection of stuffed local birds and animals. Very pleasant time spent here.

Thank carefree2017
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good natural history exhibits and very interesting local history, well presented. Regular special exhibits and school holiday programmes.

Thank Anita v
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was a particular exhibition relating to photography from the originating processes, and following right up to present day digital photography. For anyone this would be an education about the evolution of photography.

Thank scientist98
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Visted with preschool grand children. This museum is suitable for all ages. The children were especially drawn to the butterfly draws & really enjoyed sea birds. The staff were friendly, knowlegable & very helpful

Thank phillipam2016
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great place to visit when the weather is not at its best. Well worth a trip down to see with a good range of displays and knowledgable staff

Thank A7079BPjasonc
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Exceeded our expectations. Good museum to take kids too a lot of activity and interesting displays. Good activity for rainy or cold day

Thank bernardrenee2016
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Sort of stumbled across this museum on a Sunday afternoon, wasn't expecting it to be open. Loads to see and read, lots of photos and displays relating to both the ancient and more recent history of the area. The descriptions of the settlers journeys from...More

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