Art, Culture & Heritage

Timaru has a rich art and cultural scene. Spend some time - explore your options.

    • Family friendly,Heritage
    Maori rock art tour
    Te Ana Māori Rock Art

    An outstanding cultural experience; interactive, interesting, a must-do.

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    • Family friendly,Free
    Trevor Griffiths Rose Gardens

    Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden in Timaru is a must-see for rose lovers.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Heritage,Free
    Sculpture Garden
    The Aigantighe art gallery and sculpture garden

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    • Family friendly,Heritage
    Why you should visit the South Canterbury Museum

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Heritage
    Exterior Geraldine Museum
    Geraldine Historical Museum

    Check out the history of the Timaru District at our Museums

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Local favourites,Heritage
    Scene from model railway at Pleasant Point Rail Museum
    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway

    Rated as one of New Zealand's best preservation railways, but there's loads more to this attraction than that.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Heritage
    Temuka Courthouse Museum
    Temuka Courthouse Museum

    Open from Labour weekend until Queens birthday weekend, it's a must-visit for history lovers.

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    • Family friendly,Local favourites,Heritage
    Vintage tractor at Museum
    South Canterbury Traction Engine and Transport Museum

    Discover a vast collection of vintage machinery and vehicles.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Heritage,Free
    Phar Lap statue
    Phar Lap's early years

    Visit the place where Phar Lap spent the first two years of his life.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Heritage
    Shark display at South Canterbury Museum
    11 must-visit museums

    We've got more Museums than you can poke a stick at.

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Heritage
    Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum
    Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum

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    • Family friendly,Accessible,Heritage,Free
    Timaru: where art, culture & heritage collide

    Heritage buildings, rock art, statues and fine art. You’ll find it all in Timaru.

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