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Kurow Museum and Information Centre

57 Bledisloe Street | Beside the Blue and Yellow Pub, Kurow 9435, New Zealand
+(64)4360950
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Very helpful staff

While traveling from Oamaru to Lake Tekapo the other week, we stopped in at Kurow. We came across... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
britten_crazy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Great information source for the area

lovley wee informative place with awesome helpful staff and very interesting memorabilia. Lots to... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
AdventureHorseTrek
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Timaru, New Zealand
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57 Bledisloe Street | Beside the Blue and Yellow Pub, Kurow 9435, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

While traveling from Oamaru to Lake Tekapo the other week, we stopped in at Kurow. We came across the most helpful staff member at the museum. When she discovered where we were going next she recommended taking the scenic route around the lakes and dams....More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

lovley wee informative place with awesome helpful staff and very interesting memorabilia. Lots to find out about this special area steeped in history

Thank AdventureHorseTrek
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I felt that the museum has been untouched since most of the artifacts were placed there. A modern curator could make it a much more worthwhile experience

Thank CaravannersDandK
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This boutique museum captures the history of the Waitaki Valley beautifully. Good displays and an interesting audio visual presentation. Very dedicated person looking after your visit. No charge a bonus, but opportunities to contribute. Well done Kurow.

1  Thank Gavin D
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The small, quaint Kurow Museum offers an insight into local area. Worth a look.Richie McCaw, New Zealand former rugby union player is a former son of the town. He captained the national team, the All Blacks, in 110 out of his 148 test matches, and...More

Thank cyberlion
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We popped in and had a quick look around, it is quite interesting if you enjoy local history information. It also acts as the I site (information centre)

Thank NZRich
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Info centre as well. Very friendly staff and interesting displays. Free but a donation appreciated. Good for a wet day

Thank Herbie15
Reviewed 27 November 2016

An excellent local museum with a range of fascinating and very well organised exhibits. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more welcoming and were also full of interesting information. I would highly recommend it to anyone passing through Kurow as it is well worth...More

1  Thank AVL_13
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Cute little museum and well presented exhibits. Interesting to learn that the Waitaki Dam employment issues prompted the introduction for social welfare for workers. Two lovely local ladies manned the desk and happy to answer any questions.

3  Thank Gaynor T
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We visitited and were told about the history of the town and the dams as well as the start of welfare state in New Zealand by a great chap, who's name I didn't get. He also told us about Richie McCraw's history in the town...More

1  Thank chaseng
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