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Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga

Akaroa Museum is focused on the history of Banks Peninsula. Its collections are varied from archives, archaeology and art to zoology. A full range of museum services is provided to the community and visitors, including changing exhibitions, research services and access to an extensive collection. The Museum is open 363 days a year.

The Akaroa Museum was established in 1964 around the historic Langlois-Eteveneaux cottage, a rare remnant of the French presence in Akaroa. Since then, the Museum has expanded to include three exhibition galleries, a research room, theatre, and shop. Two additional heritage buildings, the old Akaroa Court House and the Custom House are also under the care of the Museum.

Collection Type
Art, Historic Site, History, Natural History, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 35, Akaroa 7542
Telephone number icon64-3-304 1013
Web address iconhttp://www.akaroamuseum.org.nz/
Email address iconakaroa.museum@ccc.govt.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address icon71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, New Zealand
Hours of operation icon10.30am-4.30pm Summer, 10.30am-4pm Winter
Charges iconFree Charges may apply to group bookings or special events

Wheelchair accessReference LibraryShopPublic ProgrammesMembership Club
Research services / Assistance with the development of programmes for school visits (bookings are essential) / Museum shop / Video presentation