Port Chalmers Maritime Museum

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Port Chalmers Maritime Museum

Port Chalmers Maritime Museum
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Rose Y
Auckland, New Zealand85 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
The maritime museum is housed in a lovely mid 1800s building at the entrance to the harbour. There are an astounding number of artefacts in this small building : old photos, documents, maritime instruments, clothing, ship models and much more. I was quite amazed by the amount of things here. The volunteer who was there, Brian, was keen to share his knowledge and memories and even got out some books to look up the answers to some questions which I asked.
This museum is definitely worth a visit for anyone visiting Dunedin.
You need at the very least an hour to take full advantage of your visit here. A gold coin donation serves as the entrance fee.
Written 16 September 2020
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX690 contributions
Feb 2020
The Port Chalmers Maritime Museum is located just one-half block around the corner from the Port Chalmers Passenger Ship Terminal and I noticed it as soon as we left our ship. Located on a corner of the main street (Beach Street) in Port Chalmers, the building - a former post office and residence of the postmaster - is actually not very large but it is crammed full of nautical artifacts, models, and displays arranged in four galleries. One gallery houses a "local social history gallery featuring antiques of everyday life. But it is the maritime artifacts and displays that really enthralled me. The museum has a selection of everything, instruments, boats models, artwork, and even a complete passenger deck cabin from a 19th century steamer.
The Port Chalmers Maritime Museum reflects well the maritime heritage of Port Chalmers and New Zealand and is a MUST SEE attraction.
Written 11 April 2020
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Robert W
Elberta, AL74 contributions
Feb 2020
This quaint museum requiring a $2 donation(NZ) was worth viewing. There were really nice ship models. There were all kinds of ship artifacts like a binnacle and engine speed handles. There were stories about the ships and the original landings at Port Chalmers. There was also a nice video on the Fjordland. I spent an hour just browsing through things like the old diveres suits, whaling tools, etc. Very nice. Very close to the cruise ship terminal.
Written 14 February 2020
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John
7 contributions
Jan 2020
A lovely town with a great market and defientely a place to go. If you like the sea and a quiet walk this is on not to miss
Written 8 January 2020
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Yogesh B
Melbourne, Australia82 contributions
Dec 2019
Lots of old architects on the Marine history.
Enjoyed going through the history of the New Zealand's Naval history.
Written 5 January 2020
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,334 contributions
Aug 2019
This nautically-flavoured museum provided a fascinating take on New Zealand's maritime history. it was well-organised and attractively laid out and furnished one of the highlights of our trip to Dunedin during the last New Zealand winter.
Written 20 November 2019
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Murray A
Papamoa, New Zealand219 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
This museum has a great collection of info on expeditions to Antarctica and the South Pole and Port Chalmers shipping plus lots of well made sailing ship models and interesting displays. Well worth a visit for just a $2 donation
Written 18 June 2019
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia954 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
This is listed in Trip Advsior as Port Chalmers Seafaring Museum ain Main Street and maybe it is the same as the Port Chalmers Maritime Museum in Beach Street I visited. The Museum there is a small charge and it is well worth a visit. It is in the old Port Chalmes Post office
Written 14 May 2019
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TheCount69
Rochdale, UK802 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
The museum is next to where the cruise ships dock. As I didn't have enough time to visit Dunedin due to the trip I was on I went in this little museum.
It was free entry, I think. Theres quite a lit to read and see despite it being small.
I spent about an hour in here, theres lots if info on various ships and travellers who have been through here and with the time going in
Written 15 March 2019
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softstarlight
Dunedin, New Zealand131 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
I never knew this museum existed until we stumbled upon it. It has some really cool items and information about Dunedin. I liked reading about the areas origins as a volcano and watching the port in action.
Written 13 March 2019
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