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Interesting museum

A good local history museum with lots to offer. We enjoyed the sections on local earthquakes and... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Really Interesting

We found the museum by accident so decided to go in and have a look. Lots of interesting... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
North Shore
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60 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

A good local history museum with lots to offer. We enjoyed the sections on local earthquakes and also the Lyell gold mining activity.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We found the museum by accident so decided to go in and have a look. Lots of interesting information about the earthquake, as well as stories of people who did and didn't survive. And an interesting (and previously unknown) story about New Zealand's own "suicide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank angelC3476SL
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Stopped in primarily to look at information on the Murchison Earthquake and found so much more to interest us. The vounteer on duty at the time was a mine of information and made the visit more meaningful with her background knowledge of many of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Kiwiparent
Reviewed August 24, 2017

We enjoyed the museum and especially its earthquake documentation, but most of all the delightful three ladies who were preparing for Daffodil Day and allowed me to play the pump harmonium in the museum, then directed us to the charming little church nearby to play...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 807jezf
Reviewed June 19, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank TNBOY
Reviewed May 31, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed March 16, 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Richard v
Reviewed March 7, 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank DonaldQuackers
Reviewed March 6, 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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jim_bris
Reviewed March 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank limasolo
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