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Kaikoura District Museum & Archives

Kaikoura Museum is a state of the art Museum experience showcasing Kaikoura’s diverse and colourful natural, social and cultural history. Our collections take account of the geological and natural history of the district (including some impressive dinosaur fossils), Taonga Maori, early colonial life, whaling, fishing, surfing and a large collection of Marine specimens. We also house the district’s Archives and family histories.

Collection Type
History, Military, Natural History, Taonga Maori, Technology, Agriculture

Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 74, Kaikoura 7340
Telephone number icon(03) 319 7440
Email address iconkk.museum@xtra.co.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address icon96 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconMonday to Sunday 10am to 4.00pm Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and morning of ANZAC Day
Charges iconAdult $12 Child $6 pre school free

Wheelchair accessReference LibraryParkingShopPublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets
Small auditorium for public talks and presentations A lovely research room for poring over books, records and the ever popular large books of old photographs. Wheelchair available for loan