Also known as Pupuri Taonga O Te Tai Ao in Māori, Nelson Provincial Museum is a prominent museum in Nelson that showcases the rich history and past of the city. The history of the museum dates back to 1841 and presently houses a wide collection of exhibits and artefacts ranging from photography collections to ancient books to antiquities and other items of interest. The main collections include the Kingdon-Tomlinson family silver collection, Bett Collection, Marsden Collection, Tyree Studio Collection and the Nelson Mail Photographic Collection, with new items being added to the collections regularly. The lower gallery of the museum focuses on the history of the region while the upper gallery features short-term and frequently-changed exhibitions on various themes. A visit to Nelson Provincial Museum is recommended for travellers sight-seeing around Nelson.
Tickets cost around $5 for adults and $3 for adults
Open daily from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (4:30 p.m. on weekends)
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The main museum collections
Though designated prayer facilities at Nelson Provincial Museum will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, it is possible to enquire for a private area that can be used during prayer times. Travellers will have to keep in mind that there are no known mosques in Nelson and might need to travel to some of the prominent cities nearby to reach one.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Nelson Provincial Museum can visit some of the few Halal restaurants in Nelson. Akbaba’s, The Boat Shed Café, Falafel Gourmet, Café Olive, Relish and Hopgood’s are a few popular Halal restaurants in Nelson. Muslim travellers will also be able to find a wealth of seafood options in Nelson since it is the largest fishing port in the entire Australasian region.