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Marlborough Museum

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A short visit will suffice

It is an interesting place to see the history of wine making in the Marlborough region. Also has a... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Scott H
Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Marlborough Museum has an interesting exhibit on the history of wine making in the area. In... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Carlsbad, California
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15 Sep 2018
“A short visit will suffice”
13 May 2018
Inspiring generations - Marlborough Museum is surrounded by all things heritage! Marlborough Museum celebrates an inspiring collection of items which tell the story of Marlborough
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26 Arthur Baker Place, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-578 1712
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

It is an interesting place to see the history of wine making in the Marlborough region. Also has a nice section devoted to Maori history. It is located close to the Aviation Heritage Museum so you can do both places in an afternoon.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Marlborough Museum has an interesting exhibit on the history of wine making in the area. In addition there is a lot of information and displays depicting the history of the area and the stories of the people that settled the area before it became...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy wine, visiting the cellar doors (aka tasting rooms) is wonderful fun. But if you truly want to understand the Marlborough wine industry and the history of the region in general, visiting this unpretentious museum is essential. Each vineyard is represented with interesting...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

There is a lot to see here but don’t expect glitzy type displays etc as a lot of the park is run by volunteers etc. the wine museum is very informative and insightful. In the weekends the model steam trains are out as well model...More

Thank Twochilledoutkiwis
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It cost us $10 each for this dingy old museum. There was some interesting information there on wine but presented so poorly that it discouraged full engagement and was not very enjoyable. The exhibition of Maori items was interesting to me as woodworker but lacked...More

Thank jwilliamlm
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

It's a strange collection of things that are related to the region, put together in a few unheated rooms. Large displays for wine production, if you are into that. Would not go out of my way to visit the museum.More

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MarlboroughMuseum, Front Office Manager at Marlborough Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Our current exhibitions include the Wine Exhibition which tells the story of wine in Marlborough and is of interest to local and international visitors, providing an introduction to Marlborough. Our other large exhibition on an iconic Marlborough story of international significance is Te Pokohiwi which...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

I took our international students here and they really liked it. I actually thought it was really good too.

Thank TripChick2015
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I visited here with my Father's cousin & his son - they wanted to do some research into their ancestor & found amongst the books the original diary kept on his voyage out to New Zealand in 1877

1  Thank Gerald B
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

A great museum! This is a small museum about the Blenheim area. It has a lot about the early inhabitants and continues through the period of the Europeans. It covers decline of the sheep industry and a lot on the rise of the wine industry....More

Thank BillY791
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The interactive museum is a superb example of engaging display and active learning. from top to bottom it has been design with the visitor in mind and will surprise even the visitors with the shortest attention span. We love it!

1  Thank Robin_Laura
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Response from MarlboroughMuseum | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
It is about a 40 minute walk at a steady pace. It is mostly flat ground.