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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  • Akaroa is proud of its French connection and heritage. It is the first formal European settlement. The museum is free for visitors and an aide is ready to answer questions. A short visit is recommende...  more »
  • I love the exhibition of local woman June's dresses from the 1950s through to the 1970s. Then there is a permanent exhibition that explains the local history and a couple of original old buildings to ...  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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