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Kaikoura Museum

96 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7440
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What a fab new museum. Very well laid out and well curated. Recommend every visitor to Kaikoura pop... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
suze65
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Christchurch, NZ
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Excellent exhibit about the earthquakes and the impacts

Get in soon - the exhibit closes Dec 18. A well put together show that shows the locals experiences.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Grant B
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get in soon - the exhibit closes Dec 18. A well put together show that shows the locals experiences.

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

We appreciate you taking the time to do a review Grant.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Great display on the 2016 earthquake. Also lots of local history and natural science exhibits. A small historical library is nestled inside. Friendly staff.

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for the review. Steph

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We called into this museum on a rainy day in Kaikoura. The fee is very reasonable ($12) for what you get - there are 3 rooms, one being about the 2016 earthquake, a research room and then a larger social history room of the area....More

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

Thanks for the considered review and 5 stars! Glad you got so much out of your visit.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a good hour here. Really interesting to visit and the staff are very friendly. It is run by a charity and entry fee is $12.

Thank Jaimee B
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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Its a great place to work too and we love to share this with our visitors. Thanks for the 5 star review and kind words Jaime B.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This museum - amongst other things features the huge 2016 earthquake which greatly affected Kaikoura (many buildings are still closed and the main road north is undergoing major reconstruction).

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thanks for the review John. Steph

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The Kaikoura Museum is a wonderful way to learn about Kaikoura's history and the earthquake. We spent about two hours, which was plenty of time for us. The first exhibit tells all about the earthquake and how it impacted the city. There are stories written...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Great to read that you got so much out of your visit to Kaikoura Museum. Thanks for the positive and considered review. Steph

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The earthquake section was particularly interesting, although a smallish display we spent a good 45 minutes in there.

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for the 5 star review NenNen.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Great museum for children of all ages. The earthquake exhibit was my favourite very informative and really eye opening!

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thanks Babyboobear for your kind words and review. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Steph

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

For a small museum it had a lot on offer. A very interesting exhibition about the major earthquake in November 2016 (the biggest in NZ history) with a film giving personal experiences of the quake. Also had a lot of other displays including old tools,...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Kaikoura Museum and really appreciate the review. Thank you. Steph

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