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Faraday Centre

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This is a must do with young kids

Our 6 year old and nearly 2 year old had so much fun here getting to exlore, touch and learn about... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kelly E
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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An amazing find!

This should be better known! A huge selection of real hands on vintage stuff. Most of it is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tauranga, New Zealand
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2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 2338
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our 6 year old and nearly 2 year old had so much fun here getting to exlore, touch and learn about all everyday items from days gone by. The phones and been able to ring each other was the biggest hit. Staff and volunteers were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kelly E
Reviewed 6 days ago

This should be better known! A huge selection of real hands on vintage stuff. Most of it is working and can be operated. Wonderful volunteer staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Everything from an engine which provided power for the whole of Hastings to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found ourselves here based on a whim from browsing TripAdvisor. It's simply excellent - the level of interaction available for all age groups is great, from a Van de Graff generator when you enter, a player piano, blacksmith tools and more. The Tesla coil...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AGMBowie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids (teen and tween) loved it. Adults loved it. Great value. Helpful volunteers. Lots to look and and "play with" in a compact space. We went just after it opened one morning which meant it wasn't crowded and we'd had a good opportunity to have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SpeltRong
Reviewed 12 December 2018

It would have been "value for money" if it was free to get in. Lots of screaming kids running around. Stairs to walk up so if elderly or frail you will only see half of it. I suppose it took just 10-15 minutes to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

3 yo daughter really liked the place, lots of hands on stuff. Even parents enjoyed the blast from the past.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brett M
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank traveller9987
Reviewed 31 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dondon05
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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