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The Port Chalmers Maritime Museum gives a great overview of local maritime history, including links to Antarctic exploration. There are also exhibits with the history of the port town. Lots of interesting old artifacts and photos.
This museum only looks small from the outside, but it is deceptive!
It's so interesting when you step inside, with lots of great historical exhibits.
There's also a small viewing lounge overlooking the modern working harbour, ideal for maritime enthusiasts wanting to see a working...More
We stopped here as we strolled around Port Chalmers off our cruise ship. We had visited the cemetery on the hill above town and one of the grave stones listed almost an entire family lost in one shipwreck. At the museum we asked about the...More
Stumbled across this jem and what an excellent place to spent some time. Guide on duty was very helpful with information, and you could tell, loving telling people about the museum and its many exhibits. Well worth a visit.
We visited late Dec 2015. This museum is fascinating, with a lot of great exhibits to appeal to a wide range of interests. One room was full of old appliances and gadgets, like the old-fashioned irons, early electric shavers, gramophones, typewriters etc. A great place...More
Our Princess Cruise was delayed in leaving because of a fatal accident to a crew member so the writer used some of the time to explore the town.This Museum covers the seafaring and founding of the Port and the writer occupied himself for an hour....More