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Intersting from a historical point of view

The responsible lady presented in a very nice way the history behind the Fuffy House and also the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hjerul
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Stockholm, Sweden
Interesting small museum.

Originally the house for the whaler who started the first land-based factory rendering whales for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
harry w
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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The responsible lady presented in a very nice way the history behind the Fuffy House and also the history way back from the period of when the maoris cam to New Zeeland and what later on happened in 1840 when the english people arrived.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Originally the house for the whaler who started the first land-based factory rendering whales for oil, it was later used by his descendants and shows life in Kiakoura through 150 years.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank harry w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute pink cottage along the peninsula walkway so an easy detour. Part of the original whaling station so lots of history. The foundations are supported by whale bones which you can see. Worth a visit although the internal displays could be better. $10 adult entrance...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A historical site, the very beginning story in Kaikoura, if you are interested in history, this is the place you should visit. The original five houses aren't there anymore. As far as you can see, there might be 2 left.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting and important in the history of the area. Built on whale bones which is unusual. Went there as part of our Llama tour. Small but unusual and worth o visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sharport67
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Amazing history and some good hands on activities for tweens, some rooms pretty bare, but understand this is for restoration.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank savershepherd
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Greeted by a very friendly lady who spent some time providing a lot of interesting background information before we set off on our free flow tour. The house is small so it doesn't take long to explore but is still very interesting and it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Graham H
Reviewed December 16, 2018

An interesting little place, a short walk from the Pier Hotel. Worth a visit to give you more information about life in Kaikoura and the early families who settled here. It's $10 entry fee for an adult.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kath31
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

On arriving at Kaikoura we headed to Fyffe House for a brief visit. We had lunch at one of the picnic tables scattered in front of the building. On entry, there was a brief talk from the staff member who told us a little of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Owen_thesaints
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Well worth the stop and an hour of your time if you are interested in the history of the house and of Kaikoura. The museum is well documented with interesting information. Congratulations to the volunteers who run this place.

Date of experience: November 2018
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