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Kaikoura Museum

96 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7440
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Very interesting

So much to take in could have stayed there for ages. Very interesting films and details about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cidermaiden
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Informative and entertaining

This was a very informative place, all about the history and modern-day Kaikoura. An exhibition of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LodgeTrackers
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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A new state-of-the-art museum experience showcasing Kaikoura’s diverse natural, cultural and social history. We also have research facilities for historians and those interested in family histories of the district.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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96 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 7440

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to take in could have stayed there for ages. Very interesting films and details about the most recent earthquake.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very informative place, all about the history and modern-day Kaikoura. An exhibition of the earthquake too. Make sure you check out the jail cells! Very cool!

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review. The jail is one of our most popular exhibits, glad you enjoyed it too. If only those walls could talk... Steph

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great exhibition about the earthquake in 2016 and how it affected the community. There were moving tales in a short film of what happened, the effect on people’s lives and emotions and how the recovery has started. The main part of the museum shows...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It was great to receive your review this morning. We value your feedback and are very happy to hear you enjoyed out Museum. Yes, we are all very proud of our Museum! Steph

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place. The layout is easy to follow and the exhibition is well presented. We especially enjoyed the Quake information. Video and information sheets made it a very interesting place to learn about the quake and what happened. A must see if you're...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience and passing this onto others. Most appreciated. Steph

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of this museum was a room to one side that gives an overview on the earthquake that struck the area in 2016, which was interesting and gave an insight to some of the challenges faced by the local community. We had also...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback. Sorry it wasn't exciting for you. The earthquake we had here was a totally different experience to Christchurch and our exhibition tells our story and was in no way intended to compete with or be compared...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Kaikoura we saw this unusual building looming in front of us as we derive by.Curiousity got the better of us, so we parked and investigated.The Kaikoura Museum! Finding out why the architecture was shaped like it was made complete sense once we knew!...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So pleased your curiosity led you to us and to a great experience at our Museum. Our team are so proud of what has been achieved here and love to share their enthusiasm and passion with others so I will make sure they hear your...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative display on earthquake particulaythe video of locals experience. Rest of display had an unusual mix of artefacts.

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not put the museum in our plan. Our whale watch flight was cancelled due to weather so we went to the museum. It was an amazing experience with all the exhibits, especially with the earthquake room. It was touching and informative. We thought...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Victoria. It is a good tip to advise people to leave enough time as visitors are often surprised by how much there is to view, read and explore in our Museum. Sorry about your flight but we are glad you got...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kaikoura Museum is beautiful. It houses an exhibition about the November 2016 earthquake. This is very moving and shows Kaikoura's great resilience and belief in themselves and the recovery of the town and surroundings. It has such stunning natural beauty and I hope that the...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Virginie.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main focus of the museum is probably the room dedicated to the 2016 earthquake - but it would definitely be worth visiting for this alone! The facts about the quake (including several high-tec animations) are presented in an interesting and accessible way, but the...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Binksy, we appreciate the feedback and are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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