Don's website on the Marlborough Museum.
Welcome, the Museum is open from 10am to 4pm daily
(except Good Friday & Christmas Day).
It is just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Blenheim and has plenty of free parking available.
The Museum archives are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment.
The Marlborough Provincial Museum complex at Brayshaw Park houses a huge range of artifacts, images, documents and displays relating to local history. Enjoy regular showings of local & international showings filmed history, in our modern Audio Visual Theatre. Stroll the streets of 'Beavertown' a replica village in the style of early Blenheim.
At Brayshaw Park we also have the Blenheim Riverside Railway which runs from the station at Brayshaw Park (near the Marlborough Museum) to Beaver Station and returns. The train operates on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month and departs at 1:45pm and 3pm. Contact Dave on 578 9442 or John on 578 1621.
The Marlborough Museum also has a Heritage Education (HE) programme that provides unique hands-on experiences of life in earlier times for school children of today. The HE programme is staffed by John Orchard (Senior Teacher) and Cynthia Rangi (Primary Teacher) and is part of the Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) programme.
There is plenty to see at the Marlborough Museum for everyone. Please dirrect any enquiries in regard to the museum to the address provided below.
Brayshaw Park, Arthur Baker Place
BLENHEIM, New Zealand
Tel (03) 578 1712
Fax (03) 578 1739
AdmissionAdult $5, Children $1, Family $10 and Special Discounts for groups.
Local Museums in Marlborough
Information about the other museums in Marlborough will be added shortly.
Other historic places to visit in Marlborough
The Edwin Fox is a historic ship built in 1853 inCalcutta. The Edwin Fox Maritime Centre is open every day from 8.45am to 5pm (in the Summer until 6:30) at Dunbar Wharf, which is only a two minute walk along the foreshore from the Cook Strait Ferry terminal in Picton.
Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum opened in 1998, Te Papa has built a worldwide reputation for its fresh and bold approach to presenting a nation’s treasures. Entry is free, though some exhibitions have a charge. It is a modern museum with many interactive activities to entertain and educate both the young and old alike.
Auckland Museum also known as the 'Auckland War Memorial Museum' was New Zealands first museum established in 1852. The Museum is a war memorial for the province of Auckland and holds one of New Zealands top three heritage libraries. It has occupied this site since 1929 when subscriptions raised by Aucklanders in remembrance of their war dead, enabled the construction of what is considered one of New Zealand’s finest heritage buildings.
Canterbury Museum, located in Christchurch is a treasure trove to be explored. Its collections have engaged and delighted visitors from all over the world for more than 130 years. Entry is free though donations are happily accepted.
Otago Museum, Enter the museum and experience a the natural and cultural heritage of the southern region. The Otago Museum is located in Dunedin and contains fossils and other displays of natural resources along with an amazing array of animals and plants awaiting you in our Nature Galleries and the Animal Attic. From the Pacific coast to the Southern Alps, discover the diversity and the passion that is Otago.
Waikato Museum won the Creative New Zealand Creative Places: Cultural Festivals and Arts Events Award 2006 on the strength of the exhibition Rare View. The museum covers Hamilton's history and growth from the Waikato River including a 200-year-old carved waka taua (Maori war canoe).
National Maritime Museum on Auckland's vibrant waterfront is home to the New Zealand National Maritime Museum, one of the finest in the world. A visit here promises a broad overview of New Zealand rich maritime heritage.
The Kauri Museum at Matakohe in the North of New Zealand is one of the countries most amazing theme museums. This award-winning museum tells a fascinating story of the pioneering days through the use of kauri timber and kauri gum.
The British Museum one of the most famous museums in the world.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Guggenheim Museums, New York, Bilbao, Venice, Berlin and Las Vegas
American Museum of Natural History, New York
The historic Port Moody Station, Canada