We had trouble finding educational tourist sites on the South Island where we could learn more about the Maori culture. This little museum was on our way to Oamaru and ended up being a great place to learn more about this indigenous culture. It was brought to life by the tour guide who took us through the exhibit and explained each item as well as popular legends and how the Maori people lived. It only took about an hour but was the perfect amount of time for our young kids. The fee was a bit high at $50 for a family of four. Even with GPS, it is quite hard to find so look for a red brick industrial looking building at the end of the road.