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Address: 60 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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+64 3-523 9392

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A must visit when your in Murchison.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Robert N
Carlisle, Cumbria.
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Carlisle, Cumbria.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 conditions to establish the community that exists today. One of the best rural museums that... More 

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Southport, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Interested in the history of Murchison and surrounding area ? Check out the museum situated in Fairfax street Murchison . The museum is run by volunteers . Entry is free but a donation is much appreciated . Apart from a lot of items of interest there is a lot of interesting information about the 1929 Devastating earthquake that struck the... More 

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

It would be easy to overlook this museum, or this town: from the main crossroads the town looks nice enough, with a couple of cafes, a grocery, and a general store. Go into the general store, however, and you find all sorts of merchandise--nothing unique, but all the things a town needs to keep itself going: hardware, tools, some clothing,... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

This is definitely worth half an hour of your time just to poke around and start to understand the history of the place.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Dont leave this town untell ou have visted the museum and had a coffee at the Blue Tearooms This museum is great and worth a couple of hours to see and chat to the locals there

Thank Wolfman1919
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

A small Museum but some interesting exhibits. Never thought how interested I would be in a turn of last century washing machine. Definately worth a look and staff are most helpful.

Thank Peter G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Lots of treasures to see! Big emphasis on the effects of the earthquake that devastated the region a while back.

Thank MartinBDevon
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Housed in the old post office, this place is filled with memorabilia of the past, eathquakes, railways, bridges and above all those wonderful people who lived here and were real pioneers. A smashing place to spend an hour just browsing.

Thank doversole

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