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Murchison Museum

60 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9392
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A delight. So glad we stopped by.

We enjoyed the museum and especially its earthquake documentation, but most of all the delightful... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Jez F
An interesting insight to rural history

One of those jewels you sometimes find accidently. We stopped in town for a break from the road... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Beechgrove, Tennessee
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“local history” (8 reviews)
“earthquake” (14 reviews)
“telephone” (4 reviews)
60 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9392
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We enjoyed the museum and especially its earthquake documentation, but most of all the delightful three ladies who were preparing for Daffodil Day and allowed me to play the pump harmonium in the museum, then directed us to the charming little church nearby to play...More

Thank Jez F
Reviewed 20 June 2017

One of those jewels you sometimes find accidently. We stopped in town for a break from the road and noticed this little museum documenting the history and culture of this rural farming town. Lovely volunteers gave us insights to the local history and the artifacts...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Great display of local history. The volunteers were busy n the back room trying to work out their I phone but the displays are unique and interesting

Thank hortisandra60
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nice to see some history about Murchison. A lot of goldmining info, and all about the 1929 earthquake, wich hit hard in the region.

Thank Richard v
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Support this local small museum. Very nice lady in attendance Nd lots of memorabilia. We must keep these places open and support them so our kids have something to see and enjoy.

Thank DonaldQuackers
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A few interesting collections including early telephone exchange, some gold mining information and local memorabilia - well worth a short stop to have a look around.

Thank Jim_bris
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Like the rest of Murchison a little quaint, but there is a great collection of old surgical instruments!

Thank limasolo
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Small facility run entirely by volunteers. It proudly exhibits the social history of Murchison and in particularly the massive earthquake in 1929. Lots of personal exhibits and life stories that could occupy you for hours. It really shows how the early settlers coped with extreme...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Spent hours in here on a rainy day and ended up talking to 2 local ladies volunteering who added to the local information. I was especially interested in the history of the earthquakes in the area. A great way to spend a rainy morning.

Thank BT22
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent museum and well worth a detour to see all of the marvellous exhibits and photos, one of the best museums that we visited

Thank lewisNassington
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