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Best things to do in Nelson

Art Gallery
“The Cafe is lovely set on the outskirts of the gardens, there's a fantastic gift shop with a lot of local artists and potters work available for sale. The galleries are fantastic!”
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Museum
“View all the creative master pieces from past Wearable Art events along with some classic cars. ”
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Museum
“A cool little museum out lining Nelson's and the areas local history, they often have amazing visiting exhibitions so look out for those too. ”
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Museum
“lots of the original houses arround Nelson have been relocated here, complete with a working Train station, comprehensive information, a great place to understand Nelsons history”
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Museum
“A recreation of Nelson's early days... wander old fashioned streets. The is also a great cafe and often local festivals here.”
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Art Gallery
“A cafe, shop and art gallery all in one. Best hot chocolate in town. Or order the Turmeric Latte and one of their famous date scones... Delicious. ”
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Art Gallery
“Nelson art gallery with ever changing exhibitions, artist workshops & art classes”
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Art Gallery
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Art Gallery
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Library
“Perfect place to go on a Saturday. Just over 1 hour’s drive through the Richmond Ranges National Park. Nelson has a vibrant Saturday market and outstanding art scene.”
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Tea Room
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“They have lots of tea selections, great coffee, cool books to read and the atmosphere is relaxing, trendy and the people that work there (Ishna and Dan) are super cool. They also operate as a bar in the evenings for Ghost Light Theatre which is a small fringe-style theatre upstairs. ”
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Art Gallery
“A gallery that is curated with the discerning yet quirky appreciation of creative excellence. Local artists mostly contribute to the array of pieces ranging from sculptural through to abstract.”
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Library
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Art Gallery
“Easy to walk around Nelson, spot the numerous murals and artwork dotted in a variety of interesting places. Both large and small they tell a story. E.g easy ones alone the Maitai path.”
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