Tirau Museum
Tirau Museum
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1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
Wonderful collection but so sad to see it mouldy and musty. It really Desperately needs major repairs and maintenance or all that wonderful stuff will continue to rot. There is a musty mouldy smell that is quite overpowering and I had to leave.
Written 25 September 2021
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Dorian M
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
The collection here is unlike any I have seen before. We only chanced by as a pit stop between adventures but I could easily spend years in these vast halls. It is very, VERY cheap entry ($5) to see absolutely everything and anything you could dream of, and the owner has such colourful tales to tell on each artifacts!
Written 7 March 2018
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Trickydicky795
Pukekohe, New Zealand48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Have passed the entrance on many occasions during our visits to Tirau but as it was raining hard we thought we would take shelter undercover in the museum. What a surprise it was. The entrance does not do it justice although there is a picnic area for use by the public. After paying the princely sum of $5 we embarked upon a bout of nostalgia second to none.I must say that it is one of the most interesting museums that we have visited in recent years. Around every corner there is yet another display culminating in my favorite the vintage vehicles and garagedisplay.,Will certainly visit again before too long.
Written 3 January 2018
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donzy
York, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
What a place to spend a few hours if you love historical pieces or anything old, this place is a must see. My first impression of this place was not very positive but it only cost $5 to go in so I thought why not. It ended up being a real highlight and I had to drag myself away.
I have never seen so many items on display in one place. It is a real rabbit warren to walk through with bits added on here & there but everything is categorised so it makes it easy to view. It's hard to believe this a private collection and you wonder how one person could collect so much in a lifetime. Ring first before you go to make sure it's open.
Written 19 January 2017
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bwucee0
Tauranga, New Zealand174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
This is a private collection that has such a wide array of bits and pieces that you will amble along being reminded of all the things you or your parents or their parents had and used. Much of the memorabilia is just as it was and other stuff has been refurbished. The old spirit and kero boxes remind of the days before petrol came from the pump.
Written 2 November 2016
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fredann1
new zealand121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
This is a wonderful collection of memorabilia collected by the owner over the years. Around every corner are more hidden gems, the exhibits are endless, and the owner very knowledgeable about everything. There are passages set out with "shops", stocking so much from bygone years, room settings, old machinery, vintage cars, buggys, furniture, crockery, the list is endless. Well worth a visit, but allow plenty of time.
Written 20 May 2016
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Grumpyoldman15
Wakefield, UK156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
Stacked with old bits and pieces, literally when it comes to bits of nz railway crockery, would have stayed longer but the boss was getting restless.
Written 12 February 2016
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Colleen Goninon
Tauranga, New Zealand13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
Yesterday we heard about the Tirau Museum and Honey shop, it really took us back.
We were there with our 5yr old granddaughter. We were able to explain about all the things that we saw, that we had grown up with. It is a huge collection of yesteryear.
Well worth a visit and very well priced. The gentleman who owns it, has done it all himself with no other monitory contributions from council or any such body, which is a pity.
Written 11 January 2016
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Alicat44
Hawera, New Zealand44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
After leaving Rotorua and heading to Waikato (just before Tirau) there is a sign that says "TIRAU MUSEUM" + Honey. Stop, enter, and be amazed at what is in this place. The gentleman, who owns the museum, is full of information and history and the memorabilia in this museum brings back memories to oldies and gives the younger generation a look at times gone bye.I even saw an old 'Imperial Typewriter' like the one I learnt on. Enjoy.
Written 10 January 2016
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w00fies
Auckland, New Zealand401 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
we googled the Museum after a lot of people said it was a great place to visit. Although they don't have a website there were a lot of sites with information. They all said it was open daily Monday-Friday from 9am. (no mention of public holidays)
We arrived around 9.30 and it was closed... no sign at the gate or on the door. We wandered around outside for a few minutes and noticed there were people at the house next door but no-one came out.
Although it is not far to travel from Tirau we were disappointed.
Written 28 December 2015
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