Southland Museum and Art Gallery

The Southland Museum and Art Gallery Niho O Te Taniwha is located in the distinctive white pyramid complex in Queens Park, with a frontage on Gala Street.

The largest Museum in the Southland Region, the Southland Museum and Art Gallery offers a range of permanent displays of pre and post European culture in Southland and natural history.  It also hosts national and international touring art exhibitions.

A unique attraction is its Tuatarium, with live displays of this rare native taonga (treasure) - presided over by Southland's oldest resident, Henry the Tuatara, who is over 115 years old.

The Museum also hosts the i-Site Visitor Information Centre, plus it offers a gift shop with an extensive range of souvenirs and audio visual theatre with screenings of  special interest movies.  Visitors can also enjoy southern hospitality at the Pyramid on Gala Cafe.