Following a partial reopening, we can once again offer a full range of services to visitors and our community.

Please phone (03 304 1013) or email us for more information.

What's On

We have re-opened with a new exhibition, Horomaka, which uses 22 carefully selected objects from the Museum’s collection to tell seven Peninsula stories.


What's in store

Akaroa Museum is embarking on a process of re-imagining how its galleries will be displayed when it fully re-opens.


About us

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.