Museums and Art Galleries

Museum and Observatory
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Southland Museum and Art Gallery

The Southland Museum and Art Gallery is situated close to the CBD in Queens Park. The venue is also home to Invercargill's Visitor Information Centre. For more information about current displays and exhibits or to purchase local art works online visit the Southland Museum and Art Gallery website (the website will open in a new window).


Anderson Park Art Gallery

In 1951, a group of enthusiasts set about establishing Invercargill's first public art gallery in the home of the late Sir Robert Anderson shortly after the death of his wife Lady Elizabeth. Fifty four years later, the gracious Georgian mansion is home to one of the country's finest collection of New Zealand art. Among the more than 800 pieces are works from early colonial to contemporary New Zealand artists.

The Gallery's Archive Room is situated in what was the dining room and visitors may read and view the history of this unique man and his family whilst enjoying a complimentary tea or coffee.

For information about current and future exhibtions - and a tour of the permanent collect - vists the Anderson Park Art Gallery website.

Bluff Maritime Museum

The Bluff Maritime Museum is the only Southland museum that specialises in the history of the region's marine and sea life. This is a great outing for the whole family or for individuals or groups wishing to learn about the history of Bluff. The museum is at 241 Foreshore Road Bluff (by the Island Harbour bridge). Check the poster