Rakiura Museum

 Rakiura MuseumA visit to Stewart Island isn't complete without a browse through the Rakiura Museum. Established and run by volunteers, the museum houses an extensive collection of items and photographs of Stewart Island's early history, including Maori settlement; muttonbirding; whaling; fishing; timber milling; mining; boat building; transport; schools and churches. Included in the exhibits is an extensive collection of Stewart Island shells and crustacea.

Situated in Ayr Street opposite the
 Rakiura MuseumCommunity Centre the museum opening hours are:

October to May

Monday to Saturday 10:00am-1:30pm
Sunday noon-2:00pm

June to September

Monday to Friday 10:00am-noon
Saturday 10:00am-1:30pm
Sunday noon-2:00pm


9 Ayr Street
P. O. Box 114
Stewart Island 9846

Phone: +64 (0)3 219 1221
Email: stewartislandmuseum@southlanddc.govt.nz