Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum, Christchurch

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  • If you are not a nervous traveller on narrow steep roads this is a must to visit to view an excellent array of our heritage history and memorabilia. It is well displayed, well narrated and in a beauti...  more »
  • This museum has a lot of exhibits centred around Maori in New Zealand. Life in early banks peninsula and New Zealand in general. Well worth the $10 entry . It's a pity so few people get to visit it as...  more »
  • A wonderful collection of Maori and European artifacts. Journey in on the scenic hilltop road to Okains Bay and then journey back in time. Both the buildings and the contents are part of the taonga (t...  more »
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  • Wow! What a surprise! Having visited numerous museums during our visits to NZ, we have seen some impressive displays. What a comprehensive collection of Maori and colonial artefacts! Would love to see the NZ Government give some funding so that these wonderful items could be preserved and displayed to their full advantage. Concerned to see very old magazines etc out in the elements. If you don't mind a bit of a hairy drive, it is worth seeing. Robyn Tank - Ipswich, Australia.
  • I visited this wonderful museum with 3 other friends in late January 2017. The displays of the many artifacts were quite amazing bringing our early history to life. The waaka on display in the special shelter were of the highest design and so well maintained. I have nothing but praise and admiration for this group who have brought together so much of our past and who care for it with so much love and passion. Living in Tauranga where we have no museum but many relics locked away in an Archives building where they cannot be seen puts my city to shame. Well done to all those who maintain this excellent museum at Okains Bay.
  • Lots to see, loved it a trip down ancestry lane..
  • It's obvious the museum doesn't have much money to be managed in a proper way, which is a shame because it gives a lot of information and artefacts of Maori lives. Quite interesting for a short stopover if you are in Okains Bay.
  • Great little museum. Amazing collection of local Maori artefacts.

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