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Local history

The Port Chalmers Maritime Museum gives a great overview of local maritime history, including links... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Dunedin, New Zealand
On a closed Tuesday!

We went to Port Chalmers, out of season on a,Tuesday so it was closed! But the museum was open and... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Mandy R
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Main Street, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
+64 3-472 8233
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

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.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We went to Port Chalmers, out of season on a,Tuesday so it was closed! But the museum was open and it was a joy. Really interesting with links to home. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mandy R
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank cousinten
Reviewed 13 March 2018

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

Thank vickie s
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This place is worth a visit if you are passing. It is easy to get around in a very short time, but will give you a chance to observe and read about the sea faring of this area.

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Tiny wee museum with heaps of interesting stuff. It was easy to swallow up an hour reading the notes on the exhibits. NB, it is about boats and shipping, not a local history museum.

Thank David T
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This maritime museum is right next to the cruise terminal. Many information about the life of seafarers. Leave some time here.

Thank Leonhkny
Reviewed 14 June 2017

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.

Thank Bomber13
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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

2  Thank D W
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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

1  Thank AlPotts
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