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
- The first 30 minutes of research is complementary
- For further research, a fee of $60 per hour will be applied
- Copying, post and handling charges will be charged separately
Many of our photographs and objects are available online but there are many archives and taonga that aren’t available online so please contact us if there is something you can’t find.
Donation assessments – If you have an object you would like us to consider for donation to the Museum please contact via [email protected] to discuss a donation assessment.
Image orders – Find out more about ordering images from our Collection here