Latest news from our collection ⚓️
An unusual model ship, made from animal bone, reveals much about Nelson’s history.
Learn more about this model ship’s fascinating voyage from Napoleonic Wars to early Nelson in our latest Collection Story:
Please note that while this object is not currently on display, it will be displayed in our summer 2022-2023 exhibition, ‘Treasured’. Stay tuned for more details!
? credit: Model of HMS St George, Starboard Side. Nelson Provincial Museum Collection. 4.37
Michael Davies, who is a senior collections technician at the museum, said the story of the ship’s origin is not only fascinating, but there are also several intriguing links between it and some of the first settlers to arrive in the city of Nelson.
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The Colossal Squid: Freaky Features! Te Ngū Tipua: Ngā Wāhanga Weriweri! exhibition is in its final weeks. We have had such fun bringing you this fantastic, interactive exhibition, showcasing the ‘freaky features’ of the fascinating Colossal Squid. If you haven’t seen it for yourself, make sure to pop into the Museum before the end of the month. And the best news – it’s free for Nelson Tasman locals!
Developed and toured by our friends at Te Papa.
This exhibition runs until Sunday 28th August, 2022.