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Akaroa Museum

Akaroa Museum reflects the varied and colourful history of Banks Peninsula. Three heritage buildings-the Langlois-Eteveneaux cottage (early 1840’s), the Customs House (early 1850’s) and the Court House (1878) are part of the Akaroa Museum complex. ‘The Long Harbour-a 20 minute DVD tells of the volcanic origins of Akaroa and it’s settlement. The permanent collection includes a complete edition of the Akaroa Mail from 1876, nineteenth and twentieth century costume, photographic and family history archives. Right in the centre of Akaroa. The Museum also has a great gift shop with excellent cards, books and Maori carvings. Open daily 10.30 am until 4.30 pm. 

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LocationRue Lavaud, Akaroa

Emailakaroa.museum@ccc.govt.nz

Address

Akaroa Museum
71 Rue Lavaud
Akaroa
New Zealand

Phone03 304 1013

Website


Facebook Page HERE.

Open Again:
The Akaroa Museum has had a partial re-opening. Visitors and the community can once again access all services.
Open daily 10.30 am until 4.30 pm. 

Reopening-The Court House:
We are creating a small theatre in the main court room, where we'll be able to screen our video "Akaroa - The Long Harbour". With a seating capacity of, we know that our summer visitors will enjoy it.

We are also opening a new space in the court house, one of the adjacent offices, where we're installing a new exhibition.  It will be called "The Clerk's Office":

The Clerk's Office:
From 27th September, visitors to the old Akaroa Court House (part of the Museum) will be able to access a new space and a new exhibition. The Clerk of the Court's office will be opened with a small exhibition, including interpretation about the building, the site and the people associated with it. The office is effectively a time-capsule from the late 1970s, when the Court House was closed. "Government Green" painted walls and linoleum flooring form a backdrop for wooden pigeon-holes which once held a myriad of forms.  An original wooden cabinet still has an 1894 Schedule of Fees glued inside its Door.  Writing ink, blotters, sealing wax and rubber stamps are displayed to remind visitors of the tools clerks had to work with in a pre-electronic age.

The return of "The Long Harbour" DVD:
A small theatre has been created in the main court room, where visitors will once again have access to this excellent summary of Akaroa and the Peninsula's history.

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Akaroa Museum reflects the varied and colourful history of Banks Peninsula. Three heritage buildings-the Langlois-Eteveneaux cottage (early 1840’s), the Customs House (early 1850’s) and the Court House (1878) are part of the Akaroa Museum complex. ‘The Long Harbour-a 20 minute DVD tells of the volcanic origins of Akaroa and it’s settlement. The permanent collection includes a complete edition of the Akaroa Mail from 1876, nineteenth and twentieth century costume, photographic and family history archives. Right in the centre of Akaroa. The Museum also has a great gift shop with excellent cards, books and Maori carvings. Open daily 10.30 am until 4.30 pm. 

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Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
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03 304 1013
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Akaroa Museum
71 Rue Lavaud
Akaroa
New Zealand
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Facebook Page HERE.

Open Again:
The Akaroa Museum has had a partial re-opening. Visitors and the community can once again access all services.
Open daily 10.30 am until 4.30 pm. 

Reopening-The Court House:
We are creating a small theatre in the main court room, where we'll be able to screen our video "Akaroa - The Long Harbour". With a seating capacity of, we know that our summer visitors will enjoy it.

We are also opening a new space in the court house, one of the adjacent offices, where we're installing a new exhibition.  It will be called "The Clerk's Office":

The Clerk's Office:
From 27th September, visitors to the old Akaroa Court House (part of the Museum) will be able to access a new space and a new exhibition. The Clerk of the Court's office will be opened with a small exhibition, including interpretation about the building, the site and the people associated with it. The office is effectively a time-capsule from the late 1970s, when the Court House was closed. "Government Green" painted walls and linoleum flooring form a backdrop for wooden pigeon-holes which once held a myriad of forms.  An original wooden cabinet still has an 1894 Schedule of Fees glued inside its Door.  Writing ink, blotters, sealing wax and rubber stamps are displayed to remind visitors of the tools clerks had to work with in a pre-electronic age.

The return of "The Long Harbour" DVD:
A small theatre has been created in the main court room, where visitors will once again have access to this excellent summary of Akaroa and the Peninsula's history.

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