Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga, Akaroa

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History Museum Museum
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
  • Reading the cards with each exhibit could easily put you back 'in the day'. The video also showed a good look at Akaroa and surrounds. This museum is small but well thought out and crammed with great ...  more »
  • This local museum gave us an insight into the history of the Akaroa area and the French influence. The visit was worth the entry donation, and the people at the desk were very helpful. This is a must ...  more »
  • We were suggested to visit here by the i Site staff. Museum is very small yet interesting. Perfect place to grasp the history in Akaroa. Staff is very friendly and helpful.  more »
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  • Nice little museum in a lovely town
  • Does not deserve to be Museum!
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