Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum

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Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum

Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum
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jmarkquinn
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Apr 2021
This museum at Okains Bay is so remote it’s hard to believe the collection. For Americans, think of the Smithsonian collection of priceless pieces in someone’s garage, out in the country. Really, this collection should be in a National museum. The most amazing Māori collection displayed in the casual understated way, that makes it even more incredible
Written 13 March 2022
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Rebecca McLean
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
Nov 2020
This place is quite underrated in my opinion. A lot of people don't know about it. Last time we visited there was nobody there. But it's such a cool museum.
Written 24 October 2021
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leoo5o8
Wellington, New Zealand10 contributions
Feb 2021
Spent an hour or so wandering around the museum. Wished we had more time, you could spend half a day and still not see or read everything. Great experience.
Written 28 February 2021
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Inspiration456650
Russell, New Zealand139 contributions
Feb 2021
This is an absolute treasure trove of colonial and Maori objects of interest. Privately collected the artefacts held here must be the envy of larger museums, it has the largest collection of korowai, many made with kiwi feathers. I really recommend that you don't miss this treasure.
Written 26 February 2021
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Mary E
Auckland, New Zealand24 contributions
Jan 2021
A fantastic museum of Maori treasures and history, along with the local European settlement history. Wonderful to walk around, touch, read and enjoy this interesting museum of both indoor and outdoor displays from both Maori and European culture. Well worth the drive.
Written 1 February 2021
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SuzyQ8082
Lyttelton, New Zealand25 contributions
Jan 2020
Remote Okains Bay with its yesteryear atmosphere itself is delightful, and this museum with its indoor and outdoor displays gives great insight into the history of this settlement on Banks Peninsula. It tells the story of Maori settlement and the arrival and life of the European pioneers with great displays, collections and a number of buildings relocated from other places on the peninsula. Always worth a visit - just like the entire village that feels as if time had stood still and peace and quiet really exist. I go there regularly when I want to get away from it all.
Written 22 July 2020
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lampug
Essex, UK116 contributions
Feb 2020
This museum was a bonus on our road trip. We were told to visit this place when we were in Akaroa and asked what we could see locally. Its an amazing private collection of Maori historic artefacts and buildings.
Written 28 March 2020
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Jeff1903
King's Lynn, UK1,566 contributions
Mar 2020
This place just goes on and on. The few buildings you see from the road are just the tip of a huge iceberg of things to see. Colonial history, Maori culture and buildings, natural history, war memorials, workshops, transport, weapons, jailhouse, canoes, and much more besides.
There is even a wooden grandstand built in 1910.
And when you have seen all that there is more over the road.
A truly remarkable place.
Written 20 March 2020
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Ryan W
Irthlingborough, UK11 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
What an amazing place to visit.
A hidden gem.
Amazing information about the Maori people.
Highly recommended
Written 18 March 2020
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Clare W
Phuket, Thailand10 contributions
Feb 2020
This was unexpected as doesn’t seem to feature in many guide books of the Peninsula. An extraordinary lifetime’s collection of colonial and Maori aretefacts carefully curated by local residents. Great to see a waka on the water rather than under cover on dry land.
Written 7 March 2020
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