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Rakiura Museum

9 Ayr Street, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 3-219 1221
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Charming Museum

Cost was $2 cash per person and the lady at the reception was genuinely helpful and informative... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
globaltravel_writer
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New Zealand
Interesting look at island history

Probably the best $2 you'll spend on the island. It's not very big but has some interesting... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
skatecreekrd
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Seattle, Washington
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“local history” (7 reviews)
“on display” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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9 Ayr Street, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
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+64 3-219 1221
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cost was $2 cash per person and the lady at the reception was genuinely helpful and informative. The Museum was a nice reminder of the hardships that island people face and a testament to their heritage. They are building a new museum across the road...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Probably the best $2 you'll spend on the island. It's not very big but has some interesting historical photos and artifacts on early island life. Good for a couple hour visit.

Thank skatecreekrd
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

This is a small locally maintained museum. It is worth a visit for half an our or so to get a sense of the local history.

Thank travellingbuzz
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Lots of interesting historical items. friendly and knowledgeble staff. Well worth a visit for the price ($2).

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Was left wanting a bit more detail about displays and items. Was more of a collection of items than detailed history of the Island. A bit ho hum really.

Thank Antarisha
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Had a little spare time so went to check out the Rakiura Museum. A warm welcome from the volunteer behind the desk and a $2 entry (cash only). It's a fairly small place but it is interesting and has some good insights into the history...More

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

The Rakiura Museum is worth a visit so that you can get an idea of the history of this small island. It's inexpensive and won't take you long to look around its 2 main rooms with exhibits. It takes you from the early 19th century...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

This a terrific collection of artefacts and historical treasures showing what the pioneers families of Stewart Island had to use to establish their living and homes is this remote place. $2 fee is modest. (cash) worth a good look and wander

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

I enjoyed a quiet hour visiting this lovely wee museum. The staff went out of their way to answer my question which was most appreciated. The history of the people and the island is so interesting and the cost very reasonable.

Thank DenzieK
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Gave some history of the area, $2 to get in bring your cash good way to spend a bit of time, check opening hours as they are limited plan into your day.

Thank Rachel W
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