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Murchison Museum

60 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9392
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An interesting insight to rural history

One of those jewels you sometimes find accidently. We stopped in town for a break from the road... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
TNBOY
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Beechgrove, Tennessee
Fascinating memorabilia

Great display of local history. The volunteers were busy n the back room trying to work out their I... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
hortisandra60
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Perth, Australia
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60 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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+64 3-523 9392
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

One of those jewels you sometimes find accidently. We stopped in town for a break from the road and noticed this little museum documenting the history and culture of this rural farming town. Lovely volunteers gave us insights to the local history and the artifacts...More

Thank TNBOY
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Great display of local history. The volunteers were busy n the back room trying to work out their I phone but the displays are unique and interesting

Thank hortisandra60
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Nice to see some history about Murchison. A lot of goldmining info, and all about the 1929 earthquake, wich hit hard in the region.

Thank Richard v
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Support this local small museum. Very nice lady in attendance Nd lots of memorabilia. We must keep these places open and support them so our kids have something to see and enjoy.

Thank DonaldQuackers
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A few interesting collections including early telephone exchange, some gold mining information and local memorabilia - well worth a short stop to have a look around.

Thank Jim_bris
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Like the rest of Murchison a little quaint, but there is a great collection of old surgical instruments!

Thank limasolo
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Small facility run entirely by volunteers. It proudly exhibits the social history of Murchison and in particularly the massive earthquake in 1929. Lots of personal exhibits and life stories that could occupy you for hours. It really shows how the early settlers coped with extreme...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Spent hours in here on a rainy day and ended up talking to 2 local ladies volunteering who added to the local information. I was especially interested in the history of the earthquakes in the area. A great way to spend a rainy morning.

Thank BT22
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent museum and well worth a detour to see all of the marvellous exhibits and photos, one of the best museums that we visited

Thank lewisNassington
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Interested in the history of Murchison and surrounding area ? Check out the museum situated in Fairfax street Murchison . The museum is run by volunteers . Entry is free but a donation is much appreciated . Apart from a lot of items of interest...More

Thank Ralph d
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