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Well worth a visit

This is a surprise, from the outside looks very small, but seek it out when in Akaroa. Just a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathryn G
Sydney, Australia

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

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Hawera, New Zealand
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71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 1013
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A really great local museum. Very well done. Gives an insight into some of the world leading directions of the forebears of this small coastal community that are so relevant today.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really fine local museum. Beautiful displays and well-designed information panels. Be sure to visit the two attached buildings.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a surprise, from the outside looks very small, but seek it out when in Akaroa. Just a donation at the entry, but a great experience to look back in time at the first inhabitants. Well worth the time we all enjoyed it.

Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This experience was well and truly amazing. This museum was free and was very very interesting. It was a great stopover from a long car ride with some good exercise to break it up as it was on the way to Queenstown. It was small...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father and his family grew up in Pigeon Bay near Akaroa and I have lovely childhood memories. Now that I am older the quest for information about previous family and places is more important. I found the information I needed using the expert assistance...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Surprised myself by spending a good 90 minutes here doing lots of reading and learning about this rather unique part of NZ. Very well laid out and very interesting!

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Well worth it. Gives a good background to the place. Not a big place, but the museum does offer a good variety. It's free. Doesn't take long to walk through.

Thank Robert S
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

Thank SarahN4265
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.

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Reviewed 21 July 2018

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

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