Fodor's Expert Review Akaroa Museum

Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula History Museum

The focus of historic interest is the Akaroa Museum, which has a display of Māori pounamu (greenstone) as well as alternating exhibits on the area's multicultural past. The peninsula supported a significant Māori population, and the collections and displays tell some of the exciting stories of Kai Tahu, the people of the land. The building is currently being strengthened for earthquakes, but the museum is still open. The Old Courthouse, the old Custom House, and Langlois-Eteveneaux House, the two-room cottage of an early French settler, are also part of the museum.

History Museum

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71 Rue Lavaud at Rue Balguerie
Akaroa, Canterbury  7520, New Zealand


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