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71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 1013
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Throughly enjoyed learning the history of akaroa, learnt so much and the fact it was free was a bonus

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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

I'm not one for museums but this one was recommended. It was set out simply and well displayed but the best part was the video in the old court house.

Thank 4h0lidays
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We enjoyed a quick trip to the museum when we visited Akaroa these school holidays. It was really interesting.

Thank insertnamehere26
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Enjoyed aspects of the museum - and its free (which is a bonus for kids). Liked the courthouse too so don't miss that bit.

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A well-presented museum providing an excellent overview of Akaroa's colourful history. It was much larger than I expected (and they had a audio/visual presentation running in the adjoining Courthouse which was excellent too), and the staff on hand were more than helpful. I can highly...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 7 July 2018

My wife & I visited this wonderful museum which has a lot of information of Akaroa's History. Displays were well set out & the 20min movie on Akaroa's History is well worth watching. Museum is free but has a Donation box that you can use....More

Thank Toshes
Reviewed 17 June 2018

This is a small free museum about the history of Akaroa. Being the only French settlement in New Zealand it has a cool backstory. There is a whale vertebrae on the wall that was pulled from the harbor in a net.

Thank Nichole S
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This is a very well set up local museum, with sufficient information to tell us all about the very early days of settlement in Akaroa. The short video in the old Court House is very interesting as well. Entrance is via a donation and the...More

Thank autumn19
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This free museum ( entry by donation) is well laid out and clearly shows the interesting history of the Banks peninsula and is well worth a visit

Thank Joybelle47
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Excellent local museum, recently refurbished after the earthquakes. Entry by donation (no pressure, just a box at the entrance). Information and history is conveyed through human-interest and story, photographs, interactive screens, and a modest number of artifacts. They have resisted the temptation to clutter the...More

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