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Address: 62 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 5835

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Nice local museum.

A step into Kaikoura's history with very informative displays. Very well presented but though the price of 10$ per adult is a little steep for a local museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 March 2016
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

A step into Kaikoura's history with very informative displays. Very well presented but though the price of 10$ per adult is a little steep for a local museum.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We spent two hours looking around at the numerous displays and artefacts from times gone by. The information is well presented and the house itself has some small original sections open to view. Great to be able to be hands on with whale bones and smell the blubber! Easy to imagine the families living in the small house with magnificent... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Take a step into the past. Interesting and full of little surprises. View the whale bone foundations and climb the narrow stairs to the bedrooms.

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Britain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

An amazing piece of Kaikoura history, very informative. Shelley told the s a lot about the place, the people that lived there, the whaling. Lovely things in the shop.

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Fyffe House is hidden in plain sight. It is a pink, unassuming house. We were the only visitors at the time and had an informative tour. The house is historic and related to the once thriving whaling community of the Kaikoura area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Cute little museum with nice staff who were very informative and learnt a lot about whaling in NZ. Would recommend a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The oldest house in Kaikoura - this little cottage dates back to the 1840s and reminds us of the living conditions experienced by the early settlers in NZ. The unique whalebone foundations show how people built using locally available materials - the original settlement was a whaling station. The interior has lots to interest visitors but isn't too heavy -... More 

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Pattingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We realy enjoyed this museum / historic house. Lots of interesting information about who lived there in the past and about whaling.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

On a rainy day I visited this little museum outside Kaikoura town. It's quite nice to learn a bit more of Kaikoura's history and the way people lived in that house. You can walk through the house on your own. Outside you'll see the house's foundation and fence poles of whale bones. Awful whaling industry in my opinion, the location... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

The lady who sells ticket looks after the shop and generally gives information on the house was great. She was very helpful giving us loads of information about the house and those who had lived in it. In the grounds there was two Larma's who are used to carry things, this was very nice for children. The house is built... More 

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