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Long Term exhibitions

Following a programme of earthquake strengthening and repair, Akaroa Museum is creating three new long term exhibitions about the history of Banks Peninsula. These have been produced in collaboration with Ōnuku rūnanga and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Ngā Taenga mai Arrivals

This new long term exhibition at Akaroa Museum opened on 14 October 2016.

Ngā Taenga mai Arrivals focuses on a period of intense change from the 1830s to the 1850s. The displays show objects closely related to the events and people of this period. This exhibition explores the simultaneous histories of whaling, the failed French colony, naval occupation, the arrival of Pākehā settlers, and the struggle by Ngāi Tahu to get a fair deal for their land.