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Address: 71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-304 1013
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Very good quality small museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great little museum, undergoing renovations so not completely open, however the work done so far was excellent. We were lucky to visit just after the next section of the museum had opened. The staff were very helpful and when I inquired about historical family information for the one of the first settlers, I was presented with a family dossier... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

small with extensions planned and a new area just opened. Well laid out worth a look in the middle of town and free.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were there recently and we're very unimpressed. It's been a few years now since the earthquake and they still only have one room with a hand full of things in it. People can't keep using the earthquake as an excuse after years have passed. There are a lot of people visit Akaroa, and we won't to see the history... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

quickly popped into the museum, reduced to only one room due to earthquake strenghtening, however, very good to visit with very interesting history. free entrance too

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