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This was well worth the drive as a very interesting private collection from a man that lived in the area all his life, in an old cheese factory as some of the best Maori items any were and lots of neat old farm equipment and...More
It’s a pretty self-exploratory museum, and you’ll see several interesting artefacts at your own pace. Getting there can be challenging as you would have to negate steep narrow winding slopes on your way there, which can be challenging for campervans, but I managed to get...More
It was unexpected and deserves a location like Christchurch. Friendly people and really interesting local history of the Peninsula and particularly the Maori history. Some amazing exhibits dating back to the mid 1800's.
2 magnificent Waka on display that are used every Waitangi Day.
This little whanau run local museum is a total treasure house of Maori artefacts and local history. It's very intimate and personal to the person who set it up and is a lovely place for a day trip in easy striking distance of Christchurch.
Quite a comprehensive collection of Maori artefacts - some not found in more "professional" museums such as the Canterbury Museum. Even Te Papa doesn't have as many stuffed huia birds!
Just a pity more items are noted dated or explained better.
A cafe would be...More
This gem of a museum is stunning. So full of memorabilia and artefacts which are historical treasures that are not usually seen in museums. The stuffed whole huia birds are treasures which although sad ( there are five of them & you think that it...More
Drove past this museum on our way to the beach at OKains bay. There are plenty of picnic places for lunch. We found one only to have birds looking for food. We took our own food and put rubbish into the bins We quite happily...More
We took the scenic (tourist) route before arriving at Akaroa, and decided to view Okains Bay. Happened upon the museum and thoroughly enjoyed both the exhibits and the wonderful people (volunteers, I believe) running the museum. One of them even offered me the loan of...More