Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga, Akaroa

(3.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Educate yourself on the history of Banks Peninsula at Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga, dedicated to historical archives and artifacts. Tour three heritage buildings dating from the 1800s, learn about Akaroa's volcanic origin and following settlement, and explore the collection of fascinating 19th- and 20th-century costumes and photographs. Ask the knowledgeable staff any questions you have about the material; they are happy to inform you without a fee. Before you leave, choose a souvenir from the postcards, books, and Maori carvings in the gift shop. For Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga and beyond, use our Akaroa holiday planner to get the most from your Akaroa vacation.
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  • We loved our quick visit to this little museum. It is a very small museum and can be seen within an hour. They have a wonderful 20 minute historical movie explaining the history of this magnificent li...  more »
  • A really good way to gain insight into the local area and its history. Although quite small there is a lot here for a visit of about 30 minutes, although you can spend longer. A short film is worth th...  more »
  • Small museum provides an introduction to local history, some parts undergoing renovation. A fascinating section on John Menzies, who was a settler, became a sheep farmer and took an interest in Maori ...  more »
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  • Nice little museum in a lovely town
  • Does not deserve to be Museum!
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