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Taupo Museum

This regional museum is a wee treat tucked close to the Great Lakes Centre. There are lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
Lovely museum.

This is a great little museum in the heart of time. We went to see the China exhibit, small but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cambridge, New Zealand
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4 Story Place, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 0414
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 June 2015

From Traditional Maori Artifacts and a life size Maori Wharenui ( House ) to the effects of the White settlers in the area a nice way to spend an afternoon Plenty of interesting items to look at including an in depth look at the volcanic...More

4  Thank Paul H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 May 2012

We recently visited the Taupo area and decided to visit the local Taupo Museum (NZ$5 adult entrance fee). This was a decent museum, much smaller than Rotorua Museum and less enjoyable than the Tongariro National Trout Centre and Museum near Turangi, but it made for...More

1  Thank BradJill
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All reviews local history rainy day fantastic history maori artifacts logging industry lots of interesting facts new zealand trout fishing worth a visit short visit on display whole family caravan ora information dinosaurs era
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank ChrissyPortmacquarie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank SusanT736
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

Thank turboghostie
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I first thought this would be a tiny museum with nothing in it but a few local artifacts. Thankfully i was very wrong. The entry fee is very reasonable and free for locals. The first thing you see is a winning garden from the Chelsea...More

1  Thank Lt_Shade
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This museum is somewhat small compared to other museums in major cities of NZ. However, I learned a lot about local culture and geology.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This is such a nice museum with a good range, there is something for everyone, and everything is there for a reason.

Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 6 May 2018

It's located near the centre of the town surrounded by a well-curated historical site. If you have time, this can be a good place to visit especially during lunchtime to avoid the heat outside.

Thank joanadventure
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We are not “museum people”, but dropped. In just to have a look. It is not very large, but there was enough to keep us interested for over an hour. Husband was particularly fascinated!

Thank hilary228
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