Rakiura Museum

Rakiura Museum, Stewart Island: Hours, Address, Rakiura Museum Reviews: 4/5

Rakiura Museum
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Rakiura Museum - Te Puka o Te Waka, Rakiura/Stewart Island, New Zealand. Our new building officially opened on the 1st December 2020. Situated in the township area of Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island, the stunning new Rakiura Museum houses an extensive collection of items and photographs of Stewart Island's early history, including Maori settlement; mutton birding; whaling; fishing; timber milling; mining; boat building; transport; schools and churches. As well as an outstanding tourist attraction the Museum carries out the important work of collecting, interpreting and preserving historic articles from Stewart Island’s past.
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Paige
Christchurch, New Zealand4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Paid my $10 and definitely worth doing on a wet afternoon. A lot of stuff was quite repedative but the history was interesting.
Written 12 April 2022
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IAN B
12 contributions
Jan 2022
We don't normally but went to this. $10 each to get in.
We spent ages in there. So much history and interesting items re the locality. We loved it!
Written 1 February 2022
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Vicki B
11 contributions
Jan 2022
A great way for you to understand the people and history behind Stewart Island. An Island that is part of New Zealand.
Written 5 January 2022
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Arandee
Blenheim, New Zealand133 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a very well set out museum with extremely interesting and unique exhibits. This is a must see place for any visitor to Stewart Island.
Written 22 September 2021
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Sally-on-the-go
Nelson, New Zealand67 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
This is one of the finest museums in all of Aotearoa! Excellent interactive exhibits, very interesting and engaging. Every visitor should make time to go here!
Written 30 April 2021
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Francisca M
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
The new museum was definitely worth a visit. So much history and personal stories captured. Great location in centre of Oban.
Written 20 April 2021
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Dedge
Lower Hutt, New Zealand194 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Great museum created by the community. The history and artefacts were very informative and interesting. Narratives of Kāti Māmoe were great as were those of early European settlement. Well worth a visit.
Written 19 April 2021
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813karynp
Masterton, New Zealand72 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
I didn’t have time to go through the museum. But I highly recommend popping in to read the stories of island women in the foyer if you have 10 mins.
Written 29 March 2021
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Leigh36
Greytown, New Zealand80 contributions
Mar 2021
Outstanding New Museum in Stewart Island. opened in Dec 2020. Outstanding museum for a small place like Stewart Island. A definite must to visit. I believe it was 17 years in the planning. An outstanding achievement. Very professional and gives a superb flavour of the Island.
Written 14 March 2021
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VickiBrooklyn
Motueka, New Zealand76 contributions
Jan 2021
I am so pleased that we went through the Museum. It appears to be a new building with lots of history to learn about.
Written 31 January 2021
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Rakiura Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM