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Sadly, this Museum no longer exists.

The Museum building has now been demolished. Fortunately the collections have all been removed and... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2012
flyinggondola
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Lyttelton, New Zealand
Currently closed

Another icon of Lyttleton which is closed at present, having suffered damage from the Christchurch... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2012
Frangipani08
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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14 Mar 2016
“This place doesn't exist anymore”
25 Jan 2016
“Museum closed since 2011 earthquake”
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We are an historical volunteer-run museum in the port town of Lyttelton. We lost our building in the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010/2011. But we saved most of the collection, which is now in safe storage as we advance plans to build a new museum...more
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Lyttelton 8841, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

In the 2011 earthquakes the Lyttelton Museum was destroyed, and there are no plans when or how it will be rebuilt.More

Thank SuzyQ8082
Lyttelton_Museum, other at Lyttelton Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

There's really good news about Lyttelton Museum! No, we still don't have a building but we're working hard on that project. In November 2017, after we put up a good business case, the Christchurch City Council gifted us the land in the town's main street...More

Reviewed 26 January 2016

Sadly the museum is still closed now, in January 2016, though it is clear from other reviews that its collections are safe and still in storage, pending a new display location.

Thank NancyTR
Reviewed 9 May 2014

The Lyttelton Museum, as a building, was destroyed in the earthquakes of 2011. However, 95% of their collections were rescued and are now safely in storage, awaiting a new building.

1  Thank Rozee328
Reviewed 13 June 2012

The Museum building has now been demolished. Fortunately the collections have all been removed and are presently in storage at the Air Force Museum at Wigram. Museum volunteers are now working hard to ensure that a new museum features in the re-build of our town....More

2  Thank flyinggondola
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Another icon of Lyttleton which is closed at present, having suffered damage from the Christchurch earthquake.

Thank Frangipani08
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