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Akaroa Museum

71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 1013
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
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“worth a visit” (13 reviews)
“short film” (6 reviews)
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71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 1013
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"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"old court house"
in 7 reviews
"short film"
in 6 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"
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"great collection"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 4 reviews
"quick visit"
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"answer questions"
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"local history"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a small free museum about the history of Akaroa. Being the only French settlement in New Zealand it has a cool backstory. There is a whale vertebrae on the wall that was pulled from the harbor in a net.

Thank Nichole S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well set up local museum, with sufficient information to tell us all about the very early days of settlement in Akaroa. The short video in the old Court House is very interesting as well. Entrance is via a donation and the...More

Thank autumn19
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This free museum ( entry by donation) is well laid out and clearly shows the interesting history of the Banks peninsula and is well worth a visit

Thank Joybelle47
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent local museum, recently refurbished after the earthquakes. Entry by donation (no pressure, just a box at the entrance). Information and history is conveyed through human-interest and story, photographs, interactive screens, and a modest number of artifacts. They have resisted the temptation to clutter the...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The most delightful part being the enthusiasm and friendliness off the staff who were willing to answer questions and help, all volunteers with enthusiasm for the local area. The short film about the area is interesting and the collections of artefacts fascinating too. An interesting...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Looked so small from outside...but takes far more time to fully visit ! Very nicely presented, easy to read, diverse topics and items. Entertaining and enlightening ! Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Perfect location center of village. Surely part of your walking tour in Akaroa.

Thank Comptoir42
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Very hard to keep it flowing as you went from room to room. Some very interesting whaling artefacts and my husband enjoyed the early farming equipment.

Thank Hoorays
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

A cute little museum with great visual displays an d history of the area, its worth a visit. The courthouse next door is interesting with a great video screening approximately every 20 minutes.

Thank 99tamsinw
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 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

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

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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