Over 140 years ago, two men created what remains NZ’s most famous book on native birds. This exhibition showcases illustrations from A History of the Birds of New Zealand alongside selected bird taxidermy specimen.
First to NZ, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year internationally touring exhibition showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth in 100 exquisite photographs.
This exhibition tells the story of this most precious of stones, its significance for Māori, and its enduring value from ancient times until today.
Events & Programmes
Go exploring and discover some of Nelson's treasures from history with this museum scavenger hunt.
Look for Moa skeletons, milk drinking straws and a giant carnivorous snail that will all help you discover more about New Zealand in our regional gallery.
Discover more about the Maori legends, taonga and lives of Maori heroes that are unique to Whakatu (Nelson).