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

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 June 2016
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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

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Havelock
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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.

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Thank Peter G
Devon
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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.

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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.

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Thank doversole
Murchison
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

This Museum is a great asset to the Murchison Community. It has wonderful displays and information for all to enjoy. Staffed by some wonderful volunteers it is a must do when in Murchison

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Really well put together and resourceful info on area history. Amazed at different pieces of info for a small town. Important opportunity to view a towns history and way of paying respects, particularly for those who have died in earthquake.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

It is a very well laid out Museum with a wealth of information and a credit to the volunteers that run it.

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