Nelson Art, Crafts & Culture
Albion Square is next to the Suter Gallery in Bridge Street is an historic reserve. See the old trout hatchery, the fire engine house and powder store.
Art & Crafts Nelson City Guide
Please come to reception to pick up a copy
New Zealand’s largest bead retailer, distributor and wholesaler of beads and associated products. Hardy Street, Nelson (03) 548 4849. Their professionally-trained staff are on hand to help you create your own masterpiece in a unique and inspiring environment. Personal attention with a relaxed atmosphere makes for a truly unforgettable experience at the World’s Most Exotic Bead Gallery!
Bookings and enquiries (03) 546 4275. Stephen, the Nelson Bonecarver, offers one day workshops to introduce you into the world of beautiful bone adornments, a pacific heritage! You will learn how to carve your personal piece under expert tuition and assistance in small groups in a relaxed atmosphere.
Brian C Strong, Artist
89 Mount Street, Nelson (03) 548 8766. Enjoy viewing Fine Art in the environment where it is created - the Studio/Gallery set in an intimate city garden only 5 minutes from the central city.
Broadgreen Historic House
276 Nayland Road, Stoke. (03) 547 0403. Open 10.30-4.30 every day except Christmas Day & Good Friday. Broadgreen House was built in the mid 1850’s and is a fine example of an early Cob Home. All rooms have been faithfully and elegantly furnished to represent a family home of the period, and care has been taken to preserve the atmosphere of a lived-in house.
This grand old home is nestled in 7 acres of beautiful woodlands and gardens is one of Nelson’s prestigious historic homes. Top end of Trafalgar Street, 48 Van Dieman Strret.
Glass blowing, 324 Trafalgar Square, Nelson (03) 548 4475. You will be captivated by the colour, vibrancy and craftsmanship of the art glass at Flamedaisy studio and gallery. Creatively hand-crafted hand pieces stand out on the shelves, each one telling a unique story. Watch contemporary glass being blown or browse the gallery for that unique piece to take home. Open 10am-5pm weekdays, 10am-4pm weekends. Closed Sunday during winter.
Founders Heritage Park
87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson. (03) 548 2649. Open 10am-4.30pm 7 days a week, except Good Friday & Christmas Day. Stroll around a village of historic buildings circa 1880 - 1930s and experience Nelson’s heritage. Also during summer months - train and jigger rides - bakery - stone jewellery - wrought iron furniture maker - ceramics and metal artwork.
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Isel House & Park
16 Hilliard Street, Stoke. This stately home and gardens is owned by the Council who manage the 4 hectares of woodland gardens. The house has been managed by the Isel House Charitable Trust since 2001. On going restoration work continues each year. The two big rooms on the ground floor at the front of the house and four rooms on the first floor have been restored to some of their former splendour. Layers of time are on display – from a collection of original 19th Century fine art, to stories of the Marsden family and the village of Stoke, to contemporary tales of the house’s restoration. Isel is a living history. Open for public viewing 11am to 4pm Tuesday through Sunday from the beginning of October to May. Otherwise by appointment. Admission by donation. Phone 547 1347, email: email@example.com
Cnr Selwyn Place & Trafalgar Square. (03) 548 0640. Visit Nelson’s premier jewellers and makers of The One Ring for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie.
This heritage home is one of the last surviving grand homes of Nelson at 26 Brougham Street.
Trafalgar Square (03) 548 1008. Open daily for visitors. Nelson Cathedral is the icon of the city of Nelson, dominating the skyline at the south end of the main street. Set in beautiful gardens, you are warmly invited to visit during the day, or join them for a service. Important features include: Gothic architecture, English & NZ designed stained glass windows.
Montgomery Square, Nelson. A bustling, vibrant Nelson icon where every Saturday hundreds of stalls transform Montgomery Square into an energetic, colourful display of wares showcasing the region’s bounty, there is no better place to experience the creativity and vibrancy of Nelson than at the Saturday market in Montgomery Square. Open every Saturday 8am to 1pm.
Call in to Century Park Reception to pick up a free potters guide with maps.
Sarah Brock Portraits
Portraits drawn in traditional style in red pastel. 3 Halifax Street, Nelson. (03) 539 1413. A thoughtful imaginative gift for any occasion: birthdays, anniversaries, Father’s Day or new birth. Sarah has drawn babies, children, adults, brothers, best friends, families, couples, grandmother & grandchild. Up to five people can be in one portrait.
South Street is New Zealand's oldest protected historic residential precinct - off Nile Street.
South Street Gallery
10 Nile Street, Nelson (03) 548 8117. Open 7 days a week 9am - 5pm. At South Street Gallery you will find 25 selected potters of National and International Renown. Full packing and posting in NZ and overseas.
Suter Art Gallery
208 Bridge Street, Nelson (03) 548 4699. Open 7 days 10.30am - 4.30pm $3 adults 50c children. Free entry on Saturdays. The Suter was established in 1898 by Amelia Suter as a memorial to her husband Bishop Andrew Suter. It is the third oldest art museum in New Zealand. The Suter holds a nationally significant collection of art and presents a dynamic program of exhibitions, events and education services.
The Nelson Provincial Museum
Cnr Trafalgar & Hardy Streets, Nelson (03) 548 9588.
10:00am - 5:00pm weekdays
10:00am - 4:30pm weekends / public holidays
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
4 Waimea Road, Nelson. Revisit your childhood by visiting ToyToy, a museum specialising in toys from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Collectable, fun and interesting toys are also for sale in ToyToy’s shop frontage. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Entrance fee: Adults $2, Children $1.
Trevor Horne Heritage Trail
The trail starts at the Cathedral. Download a map from the Nelson City Council’s website. The trail leads to nearby sites including the Nelson School of Music, Nelson Provincial Museum, Bishop’s School and Hallowell Cemetery.
Wakefield Quay Settlers Memorial Wall
This memorial wall pays tribute to those who arrived by sailing ship to start the Nelson settlement.