Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga, Akaroa

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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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  • October 2, 2017
    Lots of photos and history in the museum, which has free entry (donations appreciated). Enjoyed their displays.  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    Akaroa is a small town so you can't expect too much. The history is interesting with items on show representative of the era. The best part of the museum, is the adjoining old court house. (you need t...  more »
  • August 30, 2017
    Shopped in the smallest exhibition of a Museum for the maintenance of relations as long as both the size of the room has a room can be watching a historical documentary for time reasons and did not stay for a long time the price is free
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  • August 21, 2017
    What an interesting place
  • September 6, 2017
    Beautiful town!
  • June 19, 2017
    original quaint museum
  • June 20, 2016
    Nice little museum in a lovely town
  • August 26, 2016
    Does not deserve to be Museum!
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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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