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Address: 71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 1013
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Akaroa Self Guided Audio Tour
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Located at the top of the town, this is a small Museum but it gives you an overview of the history. The DVD is 20 minutes on continuous run. There are some artifacts.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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SAN DIEGO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really had a good time at this museum. It had great collections of things used in the area and a couple of interesting outbuildings. It is not a "cultural" museum with great art but a picture into the lifestyle of the local people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located at the top of the town, this is a small Museum but it gives you an overview of the history. The DVD is 20 minutes on continuous run. There are some artifacts.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just a small museum, but it's good for a quick pop-in. Are you curious why there's so much French stuff in Araroa? Wondering about the early settlers? Want to see some early artefacts and art? Good for say a 15-20 minute visit, and very conveniently located on the main street. Plus it's free!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have paid yearly to Friends of The Museum and just love this small but very interesting Historically informative Museum. They play an excellent DVD about the history and cultures in the area the French ,British,German immigrants settled in the 1850s. So worth while for tourists to learn about the area.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

A small museum that is undergoing extension work at the moment but it is still worth a visit. Fascinating insight into local history

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This museum in Akaroa is well worth the visit. When we were there only a few rooms were open, but the quality of what they had, and the excellent way in which objects were presented, meant that the museum held one's interest in a sustained way from beginning to end. They had some beautiful furniture carved by the early settler... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Not the biggest museum in the world, but it's free admission and certainly worth a small donation by the time you finish - offers a great history of Akaroa and some amazing artifacts left by British, French and Maori's

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Lovely local furniture and history of this French settlement. Small but lots of information to digest.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The museum is not extensive, but very comprehensive and well presented. Enough exhibits to enable you to read everything without getting bored.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you want a snapshot about the history of Akaroa and surrounds, this is the place to come. Although still recovering from the earthquakes, the space they have left is brilliantly utilized to cover all the bases about Akaroas history presented with a mix of modern technology and excellent displays. The staff member on duty was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.... More 

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