Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga, Akaroa

(3.4/5 based on 110+ 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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  • Part of the exhibition was closed for renovation, but what we could see was very well presented. Good information, not too much or too little that our 11 year old would skip reading, and also enough a...  more »
  • Small museum with some history of the village. Some pieces of furniture. A good video about the development of Akaroa. The rest of the Museum is since the earthquake before 7 (!) Years still packed!
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  • the museum gives a good idea about the history of Banks peninsula: when it comes to a number of activities by the Maori and the French pioneers. A good introduction to New Zealand, 2 days after our arrival
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  • Nice little museum in a lovely town
  • Does not deserve to be Museum!
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