Unusual Museums of New Zealand

New Zealand is home to a host of unusual and varied museums. Radio New Zealand has broadcast a series of stories about some of them.

Clapham Clocks Museum, Whangarei

If you love old clocks, there’s more than a thousand to see (and hear) at Clapham Clocks Museum, Whangerei. Check out this Radio New Zealand story about the perfect place to set your watch.


New Zealand Beer Can Museum, Galatea Valley

Barry Steiner is a bit of an expert on the subject of beer as he owns and runs the beer museum.



New Zealand Rugby Museum, Palmerston North



Basin Reserve Cricket Museum, Wellington



Southland Museum and Art Gallery


Okains Bay Museum



Great Barrier Island Museum, Hauraki Gulf

David Watson talks about the 'Milk Honey and Grain' museum on Great Barrier Island.



Akaroa Museum, Banks Peninsula

The Akaroa Museum reflects the culture of the community in all its aspects - historical, social, cultural and contemporary; and all its people - Maori, British, French, German and others.



Motueka Museum


Dargaville Museum, Northland

Special exhibits including the masts of the Rainbow Warrior and one of the biggest accordian collections in the world.