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Akaroa Museum

71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 1013
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth a visit” (12 reviews)
“short film” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 1013
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"old court house"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"short film"
in 5 reviews
"early settlers"
in 6 reviews
"free entry"
in 3 reviews
"interesting video"
in 3 reviews
"local furniture"
in 2 reviews
"special exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"step back in time"
in 2 reviews
"french cottage"
in 2 reviews
"background music"
in 2 reviews
"european settlers"
in 2 reviews
"great collection"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 4 reviews
"quick visit"
in 2 reviews
"french influence"
in 2 reviews
"local history"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you have some spare time this museum is a real jewel. The short visual display gives an in-depth history into this unique little town . The other displays illustrates clearly what life was like back in days gone by. The best part it’s free...More

Thank wanderingwedging
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great overview of the history of this special place. Very well put together, and a lot more to see than expected. Friendly staff added to this.

Thank Pete M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our wander through this interesting and informative museum. It was great to learn a little of the history of beautiful Akaroa!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderfully set up museum with fantastic modern and interactive exhibits. Not at all what I expected to see in tiny Akaroa. It gives a fabulous overview of the history of the area set in a delightfully charming old building. Well worth a visit.

Thank macpeanuts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably 30 to 60 minutes would cover a lot of the displays, but I got engrossed in several specific pieces of information; easy to do so perhaps allow more time.

Thank planetogra
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While everyone from our cruise ship jumped on their bus tours, cancelled snorkel outings and tiring trips to Christchurch, we chose to enjoy the town of Akaroa. Walking is pleasant, basic exercise and the town is more than just gift shops hawking to tourists. We...More

Thank helios5356
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a small town Akaroa has an interesting history and several famous people has come from the town. There is a lot of material assembled in the museum and it is well laid out with a helpful curator

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was attracted to visit the museum by the special exhibition on Frank Worsley, a native son of Akaroa. It was informative and interesting and the rest of the museum looked good, even though I didn’t have time to stay for long.

Thank iMunros
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting musum to visit which gave a good insight into the town's history. The person in the reception area was extremely knowledgeable.

Thank 186284Liz
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has free admission and provides an interesting backdrop to Akaroa and the surrounding area. The museum is relatively small but worth a visit nonetheless.

Thank Baylander
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