Kaikoura Museum
Kaikoura Museum
4.5
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
About
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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mdh969
Canberra, Australia615 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
We went to the museum whilst driving through Kaikoura today.

It was OK, and there were a number of historical artefacts.

There was also a special showing of the earthquake that happened in the region in 2016. That was very interesting.

Seen better, but not the worst for $12 per head.
Written 6 November 2023
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Sophie
75 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Perfect for a rainy day in Kaikoura. We learnt a lot both the earthquake and the natural landscape and animals.
Written 16 June 2023
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,443 contributions
Dec 2022
Pleasant local museum with some interesting displays and information. I have to confess that I found the display about the 2011 earthquake somewhat incoherent which was a pity because I would like to have understood it more clearly. Still, worth a visit.
Written 16 March 2023
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tangstake
Sawtell, Australia190 contributions
Jan 2023
This local museum was an unexpected delight - incredibly well-curated, with a wide range of very informative exhibits, including one about the earthquake. Friendly people at the counter who are clearly very proud of their community, history and museum. Lots of comfortable seating, interactive options, clean amenities. A lovely spot to spend a few hours
Written 1 March 2023
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Sheila2309
Yeovil, UK21 contributions
Feb 2023
The exhibition about the Kaikoura earthquake was fascinating. Not only did the display contain factual information about the earthquake, it also contained newspaer reports and personal reports from people who had experirenced it, helping us to understand the impact that it had on the community.
Written 28 February 2023
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Kwokey
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand121 contributions
Jan 2023
Friendly staff who helped us to find a bike trail and peninsula walk as the Visitor Information Centre was closed. The museum was surprisingly interesting with history of the whaling industry, local industry and facts about the 2016 earthquake. Definitely worth the $12 per person plus it's giving back to the locals.
Written 4 January 2023
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Richard
4 contributions
Sep 2022
A really good little museum that gives you a quick overview of the district, the core activities and the history.
Written 12 October 2022
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Beth R
16 contributions
Jul 2022
Nice vist, lots history about Kaikoura and Earthquake. Also was able to obtain family history for my Great Grandmother, even where to find her at grave site which has no headstone. Will treasure the results.
Written 28 July 2022
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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 Zealand1,418 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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