Explore the Nelson Provincial Museum and discover Nelson and Tasman regions' history, from its geological origins to the history and culture of its individuals and families...


  • General admission ticket to the Nelson Provincial Museum
  • Experience an exploration of Te Tau Ihu, the top of the South Island from Tasman Bay to Golden Bay
  • Learn about the rich heritage and natural history of the Nelson Tasman region
  • Bookme customer special - Grab 10% off any purchases at the Museum Shop!

Grab this awesome deal for entry into New Zealand's oldest Museum, The Nelson Provincial Museum, a treasure-filled space that focuses on the region’s diverse culture and rich heritage.

This is a great activity for children and adults alike, offering an opportunity for hours of discovery.

Learn about Nelson’s interesting geology, it is a region with rich mineral deposits and has a fascinating history of geological exploration and mining.

Explore the way the area’s geology has shaped the lives of its people and gain insight into the local culture and history of it’s inhabitants.

Wander through the lower floor at your own leisure and discover the captivating stories and history and Taonga (treasures) of the six Mana Whenua Iwi (local tribes) of Mohua, Motueka and Whakatu.

Make the most of your time in Nelson and delve into the historical, geological and cultural collections of the Nelson Museum today!


Address: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Trafalgar and Hardy Streets, Nelson Central


***Bookme Special: Grab 10% off any purchases at the Museum Shop upon presentation of your Bookme Confirmation Voucher!***

Adult $5.00
Child $3.00 (4 and under are free)
Family Pass $15.00 (2 Adults 3 Children)

What's included

  • Entry into museum


  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Family Pass is for 2 adults + 3 child

    Child Age is 5 - 17 years (includes students with ID). Infants under 4 years old are free of charge.

  • Bookme confirmation voucher must be presented on the booked date to claim 10% discount at Museum Shop.

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Hugh Carty from United Kingdom wrote on 14 February 2020

Most Educational - a must see

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Maria Bohnfeldt Jensen from Denmark wrote on 10 February 2020

Nice interactive museum

We absolutely loved the exhibition about the moon because it was very interesting and we learned a lot and it was very interactive for any age. The ground floor exhibition about the history of the area, was interesting as well but not as interactive, but we definitely learned a lot. I would really recommend this museum to anyone.

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Nostalgia from Australia wrote on 10 February 2020


Loved the friendly service from the staff. Great displays too! Loved learning Nelson’s history. Thank you 😊

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lubomirf from Slovakia wrote on 12 January 2020

a lot of content for a small price

I was surprised by how much content was on display for what I would call just a symbolic price. I totally recomend it if you have an hour or two and are in a vicinity.

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Dhushi Yoges from New Zealand wrote on 29 October 2019


It was something different and interesting.

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