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Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum

Main Road | Okains Bay, Christchurch 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8611
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An okay museum

I had high hopes after but for me there was not enough information on a lot of the exhibits which... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sheffielder7
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Sheffield
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Unexpected treasure

Drove from Akaroa to this museum, not expecting much as we had been told it had been created from a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kathryn B
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“local history” (6 reviews)
“war canoe” (2 reviews)
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Main Road | Okains Bay, Christchurch 8161, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 8611
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had high hopes after but for me there was not enough information on a lot of the exhibits which left you rushing through.

Thank Sheffielder7
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Drove from Akaroa to this museum, not expecting much as we had been told it had been created from a private collection of taonga - but we were pleasantly surprised. It was well worth the trip. Much bigger than anticipated, not expensive to enter, and...More

Thank Kathryn B
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Warm welcome to a brilliant piece of both colonial and Maori history. Lots to see and very interesting in a wonderful setting.

Thank stuart12262
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

A relatively comprehensive collection of local and New Zealand history, painstakingly curated and well taken care of. The buildings and structures are all part of the experience and it is well worth taking some time to explore the extensive detail on history, local culture and...More

Thank afromauckland
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

You see a lot more here than the Christchurch Museum and its history at its rawest. You can get a close up view of what it was really like 150 years ago. It's worth the admission fee. The ride down the hill is just as...More

Thank wilkiaj
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We were quite surprised at how big this place was. At first it seemed quite expensive for an "out of the way" musuem but it has a lot in it! And they are working in more areas being restored. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about a...More

Thank Lucykiwi
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

While some of the stories seem to be mainly written for the local and a bit wordy, the visit to the museum is definitely worth. You will find a lot of diverse collections, including from the Great War, the settlement around Akaroa and some Maori...More

1  Thank Taonel
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

If you simply drove past the building, you would likely drive on by. It's a very plain jane building front out in the middle of almost nowhere. However, a wealth of treasures is behind the front facade.....it's definitely worth a stop...expect to stay awhile as...More

Thank hockeybird
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Interesting, informative and Sharon is awesome, answered all our questions and showed our group how to make a Flax Flower

Thank Helen G
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Wow! We have lived on the Peninsula for 4 years and have only recently visited this place. Amazing amount of local history, the place is a tribute to the late Murray Thacker who was the driving force behind the creation of this wonderful museum. Allow...More

Thank ffBri
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