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Memories of the past

This museum is one not to miss when in akaroa, it's full of things from the past and those of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trevor C
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Sydney, Australia
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This is an excellent local museum that really gives a rich historical context to this tiny town... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EAP11
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is one not to miss when in akaroa, it's full of things from the past and those of the senior generation it will bring back memories.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent local museum that really gives a rich historical context to this tiny town. Very glad we went.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EAP11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our boat tour into the hills was cancelled due to high water so we took the tender to Akaroa. It is a quaint beach-front town. The museum displays were well done and very interesting. It was surprising to find a good museum in a little...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pj S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a small but very interesting museum with very helpful information to support the exhibits. Akaroa has fascinating history to worth the visit to understand how the town was founded

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank susan s
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A really great local museum. Very well done. Gives an insight into some of the world leading directions of the forebears of this small coastal community that are so relevant today.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Really fine local museum. Beautiful displays and well-designed information panels. Be sure to visit the two attached buildings.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This is a surprise, from the outside looks very small, but seek it out when in Akaroa. Just a donation at the entry, but a great experience to look back in time at the first inhabitants. Well worth the time we all enjoyed it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This experience was well and truly amazing. This museum was free and was very very interesting. It was a great stopover from a long car ride with some good exercise to break it up as it was on the way to Queenstown. It was small...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank freddiemgreen
Reviewed October 14, 2018

My father and his family grew up in Pigeon Bay near Akaroa and I have lovely childhood memories. Now that I am older the quest for information about previous family and places is more important. I found the information I needed using the expert assistance...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Julie G
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Surprised myself by spending a good 90 minutes here doing lots of reading and learning about this rather unique part of NZ. Very well laid out and very interesting!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ed R
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