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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
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
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.
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
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