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Faraday Centre

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Well worth a diversion

Lovingly restored items ranging from homeware to industrial stuff. What stands out is you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul H

Visited this week. Extremely helpful staff and really great fun. Best museum we’ve ever been in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 2338
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovingly restored items ranging from homeware to industrial stuff. What stands out is you can actually touch and inspect most of the exhibits. I personally like to compare old with new and lets face it the size and technology changes, however the purpose stands still...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this week. Extremely helpful staff and really great fun. Best museum we’ve ever been in - with lots of Hands on things for youngsters too. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was a find! Lots to see and lots of interactive displays, much better than I expected. Would be a great place to take kids although us big kids had a ball as well.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of fun was had by Grandparents and Grand children alike. Very informative and for the older visitor a trip down memory lane.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Went there with my wife (who didn’t want to go saying boring at first!) we spent nearly 2hours watching and trying all those old technologies and part of our history! Really nice place well organized and so interesting even for kids and adults! A big...More

Thank 346gr_goirep
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the Faraday Centre during the Napier part of our North Island tour, with our children aged 8 and 5. It is really great - loads of buttons to press and experiments to do, friendly volunteers and excellent value. In the words of our...More

Thank Elle43Surrey_UK
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A quirky museum of old and working machines and artefacts from another era, this is a fun place for all the family, a hands-on experience

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 31 May 2018

My boyfriend and I visited the Faraday Centre on a weekday morning, so we were the only ones there for most of the time. It has several enthusiastic volunteers there, but they weren't intrusive at all (we don't enjoy guided tours for the most part)...More

Thank HoneyBadgerBex
Reviewed 23 May 2018

If, like my family, we like machines that go flash and bang, this eclectic mixture of nineteenth and twentieth century devices is for you. There are spotlights, echo dishes, old telegraph machines, plus a range of impressive high voltage machines fully operational yet totally safe....More

Thank Nigel T
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Really great to go to a place that has machinery and artifacts from yesteryear. Great for all ages and cultures

Thank Fiona H
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