Rakiura Museum

A visit to Stewart Island isn't complete without a browse through the Rakiura Museum, located
at 9 Ayr Street. 

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.

Cards, books, Stewart Island mementos are available for purchase. 


Entry fee

Adults               $2.00

Children           50 cents

Sorry, credit card and EFTPOS not available.


Opening hours

October to April

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

May to September

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

Other times by arrangement for schools and special interest groups (minimum of 6 people).

Rakiura Heritage Trust
9 Ayr Street
P. O. Box 114
Stewart Island 9846

Phone: +64 (0)3 219 1221
Email: stewartislandmuseum@xtra.co.nz

 Rakiura Museum

 Rakiura Museum