Our Isel Park Research Facility is where our dedicated staff care for our regional taonga (treasures), including one of New Zealand’s most significant photographic collections. The Isel Park facility is home to an extensive range of historical archives and a library, and also collections of taonga, social history material, textiles, art and natural history specimens. Our trained staff are available to assist visitors with their research to help you uncover the stories and history from the beautiful Tasman region.
Free Admission – donations are appreciated. Research and reproduction fees may apply
Accessing Archives and Social History Collections: Due to staffing changes, access to archival, artworks and social history collections (including textiles) will be limited for several months. We can still support family research and local history enquiries in person by appointment only, which can be booked via [email protected].
Our research hours are:
- Library and Archive: Tuesday
- Photographs: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
- Social History and Taonga Māori: Tuesday-Thursday