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A worthwhile place to visit.

It is very cheap, $5 per adult. Allow at least an hour to feel like you have stepped back in time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leanne W
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Macleod, Australia
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Really well done

Fabulous photos in the gallery. Great bits of history in the museum. A pleasure to walk around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jtwoodfield
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It will only take you about half an hour to visit so if you have a spare moment, do pop in. The meeting house is both a work of art and a work of love, and there are exhibits on geology, timber and of course...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jules060617
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very cheap, $5 per adult. Allow at least an hour to feel like you have stepped back in time. I loved the caravan display, reminded me of my holidays in the 60’s. The Waka was the hidden treasure in this quaint museum. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leanne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived late afternoon and was told closing soon, so come back tomorrow. Not told the art exhibition was closing that day so when we returned it was in time to see the paintings being packed away! We toured the museum (itself quite interesting) and asked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nrm6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous photos in the gallery. Great bits of history in the museum. A pleasure to walk around. Even if you are not really into Maori culture there are plenty of other things to see. We ran out of time. Regrettably.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jtwoodfield
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Located in the centre of Taupo, this small museum is surprisingly informative regarding local European and Maori history. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This regional museum is a wee treat tucked close to the Great Lakes Centre. There are lots of exhibits to intrigue the family from a 1950/60 caravan holiday, to old currency, logging diarama, whare/meeting house, memorbilia and also special exhibitions that change regularly. 30-60mins diversion...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kathrine909
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is a great little museum in the heart of time. We went to see the China exhibit, small but interesting. Loved the information about the town and the trout fishing. Worth the short time it takes to go through.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lmvrlv
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Short visit but excellent. We found this museum and art gallery wonderful as it not only displayed fantastic history and artifacts from Maori history but also detailed and absorbing history of the late 1800s and early 1900s including early timber logging and the ingenious methods...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChrissyPortmacquarie
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Small museum but excellent displays for all the family. Great staff too! Located in the central gardens area behind library.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan T
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

For only $5 an adult, this was a lovely way to spend 45 minutes. It catered for children by offering a 'hunt' for kids to find symbols throughout, keeping the children we saw interested and engaged, whilst looking around. The lady at the counter was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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