Highlights

Transport

Transport

Browse through hundreds of images of bicycles, cars, trucks, buses and trains used in the Nelson Tasman region. If you can identify the model or maker of any vehicle please add a comment below the image, we'd love to hear from you!

Fashion

Fashion

The Nelson Provincial Museums holds a large and significant collection of clothing, shoes, jewelry, head-wear and other adornments dating from the 18th century to modern day.

Music

Music

The Nelson Provincial Museum holds example of domestic and foreign sound making and sound recording equipment plus recorded works, music on paper and photographs of musicians, shop fronts, ensembles and choirs,

Taonga Pūoro

Taonga Pūoro

The Nelson Provincial Museum holds a unique collection of hand made Taonga Puoro, or Māori musical instruments, by local craftsman and practitioner Brian Flintoff.

Rugby 150 Years in Nelson Tasman

Rugby 150 Years in Nelson Tasman

Rugby photographs and archives

COVID-19 Collecting

COVID-19 Collecting

The Nelson Provincial Museum formed a collaboration with the Nelson City Library and Tasman District Libraries to collect and document COVID-19 related objects, images and stories in a variety of formats. The museum has also applied a contemporary collecting strategy to document and collect COVID-19 related experiences in the Nelson Tasman region. Titled "Life in the Bubble", the open platform for public submissions can be found here http://www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/library/life-in-the-bubble. Alternatively, the museum and libraries can be contacted for private donations or submissions..

Nelson's Maitai / Mahitahi River

Nelson's Maitai / Mahitahi River

Ever present in the lives of Nelsonians, the beautiful Maitai River is well represented throughout the museum’s historic pictorial collections.