Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum, Christchurch

4.6
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  • August 11, 2017
    Amazing collection and worth the trip to this small settlement if you are on Akaroa. Very helpful and informative staff.  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    For a small rural settlement this museum offers up a great collection. If you are at Akaroa it is well worth the drive over the hill. Other than the great Maori Taonga the old early settlers building ...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    This place has to be advertised better. It's actually not that bad, it has a lot of Maori artifacts and you get to know more about the culture, but you can also see that the museum is poorly sponsored...  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.
  • 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.
  • Waitangi Day hosted by the Museum was quite good.

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