Museum and Art Galleries
Experience the cultural heritage of the South Island with VroomVroomVroom's list of must visit museums and galleries
Finding out more about a country's heritage and the little pieces of history that comes with every inanimate object on display makes a trip memorable and one-of-a-kind. It's not every day that someone can have a trip down memory lane and savor culture. Good thing VroomVroomVroom found are a few museums in New Zealand's South Island where you can drop by to have a firsthand experience of how the South Island was back then.Formerly called the Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand preserves and presents New Zealand's aviation history. Aviation aficionados would definitely love a visit at this museum. It would bring you into the commemoration, inspiration, learning, and enjoyment of the country's rich military history. Book your car rental in Christchurch and view collections at the Air Force Museum like objects from former enemy forces, aircraft engines, aircraft component, textiles, and memorabilia among others.
If you're not much of a fan of aviation or its history, there is the South Canterbury Museum located at Timaru. Imagine yourself being one with the region's history while exploring through the specimens, images, artifacts, and documents available for viewing. You can choose to explore South Canterbury's natural history, Maori history, social history, European history, or documentary history from Tuesday to Sunday. Park your rental car outside Perth Street in downtown Timaru and get ready to take that trip back to the past.
For a dose of art from New Zealand, Asian, Pacific, and European that dates back to the 16th century up until the present time, you have to plan a visit to Aigantighe (pronounced as “egg and tie”) Art Gallery. It has the 3rd largest collection of art in the South Island. If you are interested in seeing British Victorian painting collections that holds great significance, take the time to drive your car rental to Timaru for the Aingantighe Art Gallery.
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