Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga, Akaroa
(3.4/5 based on 100+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • A small museum that is undergoing extension work at the moment but it is still worth a visit. Fascinating insight into local history 
  • This museum in Akaroa is well worth the visit. When we were there only a few rooms were open, but the quality of what they had, and the excellent way in which objects were presented, meant that the mu...  more »
  • Not the biggest museum in the world, but it's free admission and certainly worth a small donation by the time you finish - offers a great history of Akaroa and some amazing artifacts left by British, ...  more »
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  • Nice little museum in a lovely town
  • Does not deserve to be Museum!
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