Akaroa Museum, Akaroa

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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  • It is free and a must visit to understand the community of akaroa and how they used to live. There are wonderful photos and exhibits which a visitor will enjoy.it is also very informative.  more »
  • Well presented exhibitions on all aspects of Akaroa history. A movie in Courthouse is well worth seeing. Helpful front of house staff. Interactive elements of displays great. A must see to get a sense...  more »
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  • 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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