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Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Murchison District Museum

  • 60 Fairfax St. Map It
  • Murchison

Updated 02/18/2014

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For a small-town operation the local, community-run Murchison District Museum has a lot to look at. The rustic little building features an exhibit and memorial for the 1929 earthquake here, in which several locals died. There's also a good collection of farming and agricultural machinery from the town's colonial era, plus displays on the region's gold and coal mining history.

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60 Fairfax St., Murchison, Tasman, 7007, New Zealand

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  • Daily, 11–3 or, as the door sign says, "maybe 10–4"!

Updated 02/18/2014


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