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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 October 17, 2016

small with extensions planned and a new area just opened. Well laid out worth a look in the middle of town and free.

Thank peter j
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We were there recently and we're very unimpressed. It's been a few years now since the earthquake and they still only have one room with a hand full of things in it. People can't keep using the earthquake as an excuse after years have passed....More

Thank Nicola G
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

quickly popped into the museum, reduced to only one room due to earthquake strenghtening, however, very good to visit with very interesting history. free entrance too

Thank QuinKiwi
Reviewed August 28, 2016

This little museum is well worth a visit to find out a bit of Akaroa's history. You won't need too long here as it is not that extensive but there are lots of photos and a movie to watch. You can also purchase a few...More

Thank NZBeachlover
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Visiting this museum allows a peek into the old courthouse used in a probably very small community. However the main elements of a courtroom were visible including memoirs, court records and documents. We found the toilet WC maintenance poster quite good and bought one for...More

Thank Fibreace380
Reviewed July 15, 2016

most of this was closed off due to repairs. we hope to return again soon. the man at desk was knowledgeable and keen to assist

Thank Angelique Z
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Mainly under reconstruction due to earthquake. Court house video about area is really impressive. Enjoyed looking around and man at reception very informative, welcoming and friendly. Free and about 30 minutes is needed (20 for video).

Thank Michael H
Reviewed June 11, 2016

A small museum. Didn't really see any of it as it was under construction / refurbishment. The short film we saw was excellent and worth stopping to watch as it gave a good background into the area. Was free to enter. Should be good when...More

1  Thank Dunk893
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Most Museums are larger than this one but there are good reasons to visit it. When we visited there was a very important exhibition on John Henry Menzies. Menzies' designs, using Maori motifs, are a feature of this exhibition and is something I had never...More

Thank AytonWellington
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Only one room in use showing rather unusual Maori carved European influence style furniture. Would have liked the time to have seen the video in the other room. Would like to see it again when more is open and available.

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