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Akaroa Museum

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71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 1013
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
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“worth a visit” (12 reviews)
“short film” (5 reviews)
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71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 1013
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"old court house"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"short film"
in 5 reviews
"early settlers"
in 6 reviews
"free entry"
in 3 reviews
"interesting video"
in 3 reviews
"local furniture"
in 2 reviews
"special exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"step back in time"
in 2 reviews
"french cottage"
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"background music"
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"european settlers"
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"great collection"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 4 reviews
"quick visit"
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"french influence"
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"local history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most delightful part being the enthusiasm and friendliness off the staff who were willing to answer questions and help, all volunteers with enthusiasm for the local area. The short film about the area is interesting and the collections of artefacts fascinating too. An interesting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked so small from outside...but takes far more time to fully visit ! Very nicely presented, easy to read, diverse topics and items. Entertaining and enlightening ! Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Perfect location center of village. Surely part of your walking tour in Akaroa.

Thank Comptoir42
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very hard to keep it flowing as you went from room to room. Some very interesting whaling artefacts and my husband enjoyed the early farming equipment.

Thank Hoorays
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cute little museum with great visual displays an d history of the area, its worth a visit. The courthouse next door is interesting with a great video screening approximately every 20 minutes.

Thank 99tamsinw
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have some spare time this museum is a real jewel. The short visual display gives an in-depth history into this unique little town . The other displays illustrates clearly what life was like back in days gone by. The best part it’s free...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

A great overview of the history of this special place. Very well put together, and a lot more to see than expected. Friendly staff added to this.

Thank Pete M
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We enjoyed our wander through this interesting and informative museum. It was great to learn a little of the history of beautiful Akaroa!

1  Thank 124AmandaB
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Wonderfully set up museum with fantastic modern and interactive exhibits. Not at all what I expected to see in tiny Akaroa. It gives a fabulous overview of the history of the area set in a delightfully charming old building. Well worth a visit.

Thank macpeanuts
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Probably 30 to 60 minutes would cover a lot of the displays, but I got engrossed in several specific pieces of information; easy to do so perhaps allow more time.

Thank planetogra
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

While everyone from our cruise ship jumped on their bus tours, cancelled snorkel outings and tiring trips to Christchurch, we chose to enjoy the town of Akaroa. Walking is pleasant, basic exercise and the town is more than just gift shops hawking to tourists. We...More

Thank helios5356
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