We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Tawhiti MuseumWidely acclaimed as one of the most innovative museums in New Zealand, Tawhiti uses life size exhibits and scale models to capture the past in a series of super-realistic displays. All the displays – including the life size figures...more
Visited on a cold day and was really impressed with the effort put in to this museum. Opted for the boat ride and it was awesome. Just us in the boat with the driver . Excellent commentary and loads to look at. Then went to...More
We took our 3 kids and their grandparents and a good time was had by all even in bad weather. The boat ride was something a little different while giving a good perspective of the land wars. The train ride was very cute and kids...More
It was the reviews on Trip Advisor that persuaded us to drive to Tawhiti from New Plymouth while on holiday there. After lunch in town, we allowed only just over two hours (2.00pm to closing at 4.00pm); that was a mistake. Please allow as much...More
Usually it's pretty hard to get senior students enthusiastic about a museum...but that was totally different this time...Our group of 17 senior students reckons it was the best museum ever and they want to visit again!!
It is unbelievable that one man Nigel has built all this. Life size people are so realistic. So much stuff from yesteryear,. So educational. And it is huge. So many exhibits,. And many are both humourous as well as informative. It is a major tribute...More
Three hour history lesson that vividly illustrated early European impact on NZ and Maori, the Maori wars and aftermath and life in NZ ‘s rural community during the early half of 20th century.
The public toilets however should be “modern”, clean and fresh. And Badger’s...More
Well this the biggest museum i have seen and would not hesitate to recommend it to all age groups also while there go to the traders and whalers show to and allow plenty of time to see all the displays