Rakiura Museum

A 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
Community Centre the museum opening hours are:

October to April

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

May 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@xtra.co.nz

 Rakiura Museum

 Rakiura Museum