Kaikoura Museum

Kaikoura Museum: Hours, Address, Kaikoura Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Kaikoura Museum
4.5
History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.
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1-2 hours
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kdloop
Christchurch, New Zealand56 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Visited the museum with our young children (4 & 1). Great selection of content and lots of opportunities for the children to interact with different things and learn about old technology etc. Highly recommend
Written 29 April 2022
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,268 contributions
Nov 2021
Called in while on a walk around the town. Really excellent presentation and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The section on the earthquake is really riveting - excellent displays and artifacts. Would really recommend
Written 24 February 2022
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VKExplorer
Auckland, New Zealand60 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Friendly staff and great experience.
Museum has captured the history very well.
Worth the visit.

Kaikoura overall has a lot of history that was interesting but what caught our attention was the earthquake the community experienced in 2016.

It was very sad to see the damaged that was done at the same time it was great to see the whole community coming together in rebuilding this beautiful town.

Great work

Kaikoura is a very beautiful town.
Written 24 January 2022
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735anneked
Tauranga46 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The museum had two sections: the earthquake and the local history. Both were well set out with interesting information and great displays. The staff were very helpful. It was a great experience.
Written 15 November 2021
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JohnnyUK7
Christchurch, New Zealand132 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Excellent museum with a great collection well displayed of early local items and history. Also has a small exhibition on the big earthquake which hit Kaikoura. Definitely worth spending a couple of hours and suitable for all ages
Written 30 October 2021
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Rachel
2 contributions
Oct 2021
Definitely worth a look.
Lots of things to see and touch. My daughter loved exploring and discovering all the bits and bobs.
Well set out, nice and modern, fantastic way to show case the areas history!
Written 17 October 2021
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PaulD17230
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand153 contributions
Jul 2021
Small compact museum that illustrates a variety of factors relating to the history of Kaikoura and the surrounding area, its peoples and history. Hosts a special section on the recent earthquake that was very interesting.
Written 21 July 2021
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Anwil51
Queenstown, New Zealand499 contributions
Jul 2021
Great opportunity to learn about the region and to see some of the earthquake impact. The video-visual displays are very good.
Written 12 July 2021
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Sainty1
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA155 contributions
May 2021
We went to see info about the earthquake. We would have really liked to see a few before and after photos. However the old museum was excellent. Plenty to interest everyone, very diverse. Thoroughly recommend.
Written 9 May 2021
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gawoolly
49 contributions
Mar 2021
We enjoyed our visit, there’s certainly a large collection of items, some of which made us realise how old we are!! We don’t regret our visit at all. Discount for Seniors too!
Written 26 March 2021
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