The Nelson Provincial Museum is proud to bring you Collections Online
the Museum's new online public access catalogue. Funded by grants from Canterbury Community Trust and the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board, this online catalogue lets you search over some of the many collections held by the Museum.
We currently have only a small percentage of our collections online but check back regularly as we are always adding to the catalogue.
To access the catalogue click here or click on one of the following links to search the collection you are interested in viewing.
The Photographic Collection
Prouse & Saunders flaxmill workers, Tyree Studio Collection, 177643/3
The Museum's Photographic Collection is an extensive record of the region's social history and development spanning the entire period from the 1860s to the present day, forming a unique and detailed continuous documentation of the region.
To search the Photographic Collection click here
The Library and Archives Collections
Presentation volume to Miss Julie Tomlinson, Hon. Sec., Nelson Red Cross Funds: A3775.1
The Museum's Library and Archive holds a range of material including publications, personal papers, diaries, family histories, school admission registers, maps and plans, newspaper collections, directory holdings, ephemera and records from local government, business, organisations and clubs and societies.
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To search the Archives and Manuscripts Collection click
The General Collection
One of a pair of cuff bands made of plaited hair with mounts of gilt: A3018.
The Museum holds a very diverse and fascinating range of natural and social history items in the General Collection. Areas of particular interest are Maori taonga and artefacts, domestic items including costumes, toys, china, furniture, glass and silver, paintings, ceramics, medals, coins and textiles, from the colonial period through to contemporary items.
To search the General Collection click here