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.


Located at 71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, directly opposite the supermarket in the centre of Akaroa.

Akaroa Museum is open seven days a week. Closed Christmas day and Anzac Day morning (25 April).

Winter hours (May – September): 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Summer hours (October – April): 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Group bookings
Group bookings are welcome — please book ahead by contacting us at [email protected].

Contact us
Akaroa Museum
P.O. Box 35
Akaroa 7542
Banks Peninsula
New Zealand

Phone/fax: 03 304 1013
Email: [email protected]

Getting Here
By Car
Akaroa is an hour and half drive from the centre of Christchurch.

By Bus
Shuttle and coach services are available from a number of operators between Christchurch and Akaroa.

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