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“Very interesting and well done”
Review of Akaroa Museum

Akaroa Museum
Ranked #7 of 43 things to do in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

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.

Thank Nichole S
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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 8 June 2018

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 museum thoroughly deserves all the support it can get...well worth a visit

Thank autumn19
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This free museum ( entry by donation) is well laid out and clearly shows the interesting history of the Banks peninsula and is well worth a visit

Thank Joybelle47
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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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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

Thank Allgoodthyngs
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