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What to do on a wet and windy day? The best, if not the most obvious, answer is go to the Kaikoura... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
manofekent
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Kent, England
Eathquake Exhibit

Great museum! I particularly liked the exhibit regarding the earthquake. Very moving and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Aspiemom15
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Austin, Texas
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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96 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What to do on a wet and windy day? The best, if not the most obvious, answer is go to the Kaikoura Museum. Divided into two sections, the earthquake and the rest, and both are worth looking at. The earthquake section gives you easily digested...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Nice review, thanks! We love to hear when people take the time to really get immersed in the Museum and pick up on some of our subtle differences such as the use of humour in our storytelling. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Steph

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum! I particularly liked the exhibit regarding the earthquake. Very moving and inspirational.

Thank Aspiemom15
kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to get your review, thanks for taking the time. Steph

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unexpected treasure in Kaikoura of local history . I especially was moved by the dedication to the he recent earthquakes few yrs agai which I didn't realis affected Kaikoura so much . Thankyou.

Thank Donnelle P
kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Donnelle, So pleased you found our unexpected treasure and enjoyed your visit. Steph

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Easily filled in an hour exploring this well set out museum. The kids loved the I spy activity provided by the friendly ladies. High quality exhibition of the earthquake.

Thank Sarah H
kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you and your family had fun on your visit to Kaikoura Museum. Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. Steph

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We went in to check out the earthquake exhibition and glad we went. It was good. The rest of the museum is quite small but glad we checked it out. $12/pp.

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

And we are glad you came! Thanks for the review. Steph

Reviewed 23 August 2018

This little museum was so interesting I went back twice. The new normal exhibition about the earthquake in Kaikoura was very well done especially the video of people recounting their personal experiences . There were a lot of exhibits to grab your interest .I would...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thanks for the 5 star review Louieathens!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Pretty much the whole library building could be filled with the things youcan see in this museum. Unfortunately like this it's a bit messy and often lacks signs of the displayed items (frankly most of the time).More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thanks for the review. Our main exhibition has been carefully curated and designed to get the most out of the space and our collection and to create a coherent visitor journey, so I was sorry to read this wasn't your experience. Regarding the signage we...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum having read some of the reviews here and absolutely loved it. The exhibition on the earthquake in 2016 was so informative and I felt I got a rashly good understanding of the science of the event. The rest of the museum...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

What a great start to my day reading such a positive review from a visitor. It is great to hear you found your visit so interesting and that you took the time to tell us, and others, all about it. Thank you, Steph

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This museum is a 'must do' for anyone visiting kaikoura. Amazing displays and really good local history records. We loved the background sound system of waves gently breaking - it just seemed to go with everything. We have been twice and will happily go again....More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thanks for your 'must do' review. We can't ask for better than that! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visits. It was a conscious decision to make the Museum a quiet relaxing place and only have ocean sounds to fit with our overarching theme...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

What a fab new museum. Very well laid out and well curated. Recommend every visitor to Kaikoura pop in. Also interesting room re the earthquake with inspiring boxes (you'll see what I mean when you visit!).

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hi Suze65, thanks for sharing your thoughts and encouraging people to visit our Museum; we really appreciate it. Steph

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