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“Superb local Museum”
Review of Akaroa Museum

Akaroa Museum
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
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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 place, so the overall impression is one of the many and varied elements of the local history both (Maori and European). Don't miss the movie being played in the restored courthouse that is part of the complex.

Thank DavidP13656
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"old court house"
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"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"short film"
in 6 reviews
"early settlers"
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"free entry"
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"special exhibition"
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"great video"
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"interesting books"
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"step back in time"
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"european settlers"
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"great collection"
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"on display"
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"answer questions"
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"local history"
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"quick visit"
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"french influence"
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"banks peninsula"
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The most delightful part being the enthusiasm and friendliness off the staff who were willing to answer questions and help, all volunteers with enthusiasm for the local area.

The short film about the area is interesting and the collections of artefacts fascinating too. An interesting hour and a bit while your in town

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Looked so small from outside...but takes far more time to fully visit ! Very nicely presented, easy to read, diverse topics and items. Entertaining and enlightening ! Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Perfect location center of village. Surely part of your walking tour in Akaroa.

Thank Comptoir42
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Very hard to keep it flowing as you went from room to room. Some very interesting whaling artefacts and my husband enjoyed the early farming equipment.

Thank Hoorays
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

A cute little museum with great visual displays an d history of the area, its worth a visit. The courthouse next door is interesting with a great video screening approximately every 20 minutes.

Thank 99tamsinw
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