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Kaikoura Museum

96 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7440
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Plenty of exhibits

We popped into the museum to look at the history of Kaikoura. Many many exhibits in the museum; it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nickss1
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Good to potter about in

Dropped in on one of the poorer days over the weekend its a nice small spot to potter about in , it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
niamhs456
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
96 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 7440

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into the museum to look at the history of Kaikoura. Many many exhibits in the museum; it possibly needs a bigger building. Also some reflections on the 2016 quake (interestingly the museum was due to open just days after the quake stuck). Much...More

Thank nickss1
kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi NickSS, Thanks for the review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the Museum and all of our exhibits. Yes, we could easily expand couldn't we, and we have more out the back in storage! Also really glad to hear you felt the entry fee was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in on one of the poorer days over the weekend its a nice small spot to potter about in , it only took us about half an hour though but you could easily spend more time as there is a huge collection of photos...More

Thank niamhs456
kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed pottering about in our Museum.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

You see the building before you know what it houses. A local recommended we visit the new museum (opened just a few days after the 'quake) The highlight was the audio visual about the earthquake. It helped you get a feel for those that went...More

Thank Kiwiseley
kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for the thoughtful review Kiwiseley. We love it when local people recommend us to their friends and even more when they enjoy it. Relevancy is something all Museums strive for so it is great to have people respond in this way. Thanks again. Steph

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum before it moved to its new premises. They have been able to pr sent a lot of interesting artefacts in a user friendly way. The focus is on the history of the Kaikoura area but as an organisation run by volunteers...More

Thank Michelle W
kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for the review Michelle. The new set up is certainly a bit different from the old Museum isn't it? I so agree that our volunteers do an amazing job! We do have a few part time paid staff but it is no exaggeration to...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Well worth a visit - very well presented displays on local historyt, Including whaling and the earthquake in 2016. Lots of good information on the abundant wildlife found here, and the part it has played in shaping the way of life on the Kaikoura peninsula....More

Thank Andy G
kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review! So pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

As static displays go , this museum presents info in an interesting way. There is a lot of reading to do but written in a good narrative. The current photo slideshow showing images from just after the recent earthquake is very interesting and shoes real...More

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thanks for the review. Happy to see you found the narrative interesting.

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to get to know the soul of Kaikoura. There are really interesting displays not only the history but the natural environment. A great Mountains to sea experience. Highly recommend with cool friendly locals. Don't miss.

Thank GeographerNZ
kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Wow, thanks for the kind words and review. Stoked you got the full experience, including the friendly locals!

Reviewed 18 May 2017

A great collection from the past,well displayed. Great to see history being preserved for future generations.

Thank Jill S
kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks!

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Due to bad weather we had some time on our hands. The museum was an interesting place to spend a coouple of hours. Not too big with a good range of local artefacts.

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kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your few hours with us.

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Kaikoura community can be very proud of their achievement in creating a world class museum display telling of its early history now housed in the ultra modern Council building. Both museum and building very eye-catching. Well done.

1  Thank Marie M
kkmuseum2017, Manager at Kaikoura Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Wow, what a lovely review, thanks so much. We are proud of what we have achieved and are very happy others feel this way too.

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