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Mangawhai Museum

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Molesworth Drive | Mangawhai Heads, Mangawhai 0540, New Zealand
+64 9-431 4645
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Lots of interesting things

I took a group of seniors for a visit. They loved this museum and thought it was one of the best... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Freklejuice
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Small but Interesting Local Museum

Tells the story of the Mangawhai area very well. Has historical and current content. It doesn't... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
TravelFoodLive
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Treasure Island, Florida
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (5 reviews)
“coffee stop” (2 reviews)
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Molesworth Drive | Mangawhai Heads, Mangawhai 0540, New Zealand
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+64 9-431 4645
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"settlement"
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Reviewed yesterday

I took a group of seniors for a visit. They loved this museum and thought it was one of the best we've visited.

Thank Freklejuice
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Tells the story of the Mangawhai area very well. Has historical and current content. It doesn't take long to walk through but you will leave with a great understanding of the area.

Thank TravelFoodLive
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is an excellent museum and was a perfect place to while away a VERY wet afternoon! Heaps of information about the history of the local area from early Maori settlement, through the busy trading period for kauri logs, and the shipbuilding era (who knew!)....More

Thank boatie_girl
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Miss 8 and I cycled up from the village and called in here for a pit stop. Service was quick on a quiet Sunday morning. We ordered a cold drink, a nice coffee and a yummy home made carrot cake. We sat outside and enjoyed...More

Thank Davieland
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Just a convenient coffee stop in the Museum building. The Museum features local history and has a good shop with lists of local artefacts.

Thank DavidRRyan
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Great little museum, gift shop, replica village under construction and a cafe with great china and excellent sandwiches- as my mum (and she’s approaching 90) said “proper ones”. Cafe nice and bright very clean and tidy and run by two older ladies who know how...More

Thank BOBCATNZ1960
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Very enjoyable glimpse into the local history of Mangawhai. I suggest that you don't rush this visit. Take the time to read the many pieces of information throughout the museum. Also take a seat and watch the small documentary about the 'Big Dig' . A...More

Thank kzjb
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Very interesting..great for kids (and adults) to see the way people lived in the olden days. Really enjoyed seeing how the locals got together to sort out the blocked up estuary.

Thank GrannyPen
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

What a great place to learn about the history of the Mangawhai area,I am a local resident and learnt heaps about Mangawhai.

Thank gloriadurrant
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, the lady on reception is helpful and friendly, and the museum itself is fascinating! Great selection of gifts too!

Thank KiwiBrits
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