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Akaroa Museum

71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 1013
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71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 1013
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Akaroa is a small town so you can't expect too much. The history is interesting with items on show representative of the era. The best part of the museum, is the adjoining old court house. (you need to take the exit door within the museum...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Reading the cards with each exhibit could easily put you back 'in the day'. The video also showed a good look at Akaroa and surrounds. This museum is small but well thought out and crammed with great things to see. The staff were very lovely...More

1  Thank DondeaB
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This local museum gave us an insight into the history of the Akaroa area and the French influence. The visit was worth the entry donation, and the people at the desk were very helpful. This is a must visit location as it provides you with...More

1  Thank 1victor
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We were suggested to visit here by the i Site staff. Museum is very small yet interesting. Perfect place to grasp the history in Akaroa. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank Angelic8619
Reviewed 1 May 2017

SOMEday the part damaged by the earthquake will be open again, but still go to this small museum. The part still open has a wealth of good stuff, and the staff are knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank annbarbieaim
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Clearly under redevelopment. Quite a modern feel, and becoming multimedia. A good 20 minute video with the history of the area.

Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

What the museum lacks in space is compensated for by interesting artifacts on display, and a DVD that shows the history of this pretty harbour town. The day our cruise ship was docked in the harbour was WET, so were were very pleased to make...More

Thank nocatnow
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We loved our quick visit to this little museum. It is a very small museum and can be seen within an hour. They have a wonderful 20 minute historical movie explaining the history of this magnificent little town.

1  Thank KarlaDiane
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

A really good way to gain insight into the local area and its history. Although quite small there is a lot here for a visit of about 30 minutes, although you can spend longer. A short film is worth the 20 minutes to watch too....More

Thank Gilly D
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Small museum provides an introduction to local history, some parts undergoing renovation. A fascinating section on John Menzies, who was a settler, became a sheep farmer and took an interest in Maori carving patterns and motifs. He adopted or adapted these in houses and furniture...More

Thank JofromFrance1
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