Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga, Akaroa

3.8
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. Using our international travel planner, Akaroa attractions like Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The main building has a few rooms with history of the peninsula and artifacts. The staff will happily tell you a lot as well. The film in the adjacent courthouse is quite good. Nothing lasts long but ...  more »
  • Looks recently renovated and updated to modern standards. There is lots of info about the history of the area - but you have to be really interested to read everything that is there.  more »
  • This is free to enter and is worth a visit. Combined with the local historic courthouse, a visitor gains real insight into so many aspects of life over the past 170 years here. Taking time to listen t...  more »
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  • Beautiful town!
  • original quaint museum
  • Nice little museum in a lovely town
  • Does not deserve to be Museum!
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Where to stay in Akaroa

Akaroa has a decent number of accommodations available for its visitors, including many motels, apartments, and hostels located close to the water. French-themed bed and breakfasts nicely complement the local ambience, while luxury resorts and retreats offer an indulgent option when booked in advance. Farther from the center, you'll find RV parks and, on the roads leading out of the town, a few motels.
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