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Educate yourself on the history of Banks Peninsula at Akaroa Museum, 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 can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Wandering by the museum and we stopped in for a look. The staff were very friendly. The museum has a ton of wonderful information. more »
Its no wonder this museum is the smartest regional one in the land. Learning about different phases of peninsulas settlement and fascinating natural and industrial history. Donation box merits a note.... more »
Friendly and extremely nice staff. This little Museum is really a gem. Well designed, interesting and modern. Not dusty relics around. From the main hall you take a small door to the left and will get you to the old court cottage, a 20’ movie showing Akaroa history. Extremely worthy!
Nice history of area. Hope the old cottage will eventually be furnished.
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