Rakiura Museum is 10 minutes walk from the ferry terminal.
Managed solely by volunteers who naturally welcome the chance to talk with you about the history of this amazing region. On show are early Maori artifacts including a Maori cloak and various greenstone adzes.
A great display of early shipping and pioneer homeware shows how the early islanders lived and travelled. Whaling is also featured with tripots and whale skulls on display. An extremely large collection of shells is also a feature.
We are open longer hours when Cruise ships are in port. Tour groups and school parties by arrangement.
Research can be undertaken (charges apply) for various history projects, family, whaling, shipping etc.