Tasman has a rich heritage, drawn from Māori, European and other influences. This section explains ways Council works with the community to identify, protect and retain heritage places for residents, visitors and future generations.

Cultural Heritage Sites

Find out about Tasman's cultural heritage sites and their management.

History of Tasman District

Read a brief history of the Tasman district, including information about world famous scientist Ernest Rutherford, who was born in the region.

Heritage Identification

Find out the Council's criteria for classifying a heritage site.

Heritage Places

Find out about the Council's role in protecting heritage places.

Protected Trees

Learn about Tasman's protected trees and their owner's responsiblities in caring for them.

Museums in Tasman and Nelson

Find the locations of museums in the Tasman region.