Warkworth Museum
Warkworth Museum
4.5
Historical & Heritage ToursChildren's MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Situated in the Parry Kauri park and watched over by two magnificent Kauri trees makes for a stunning location. Whilst only a few minutes from State Highway, the impression is created of being back in the early pioneer days of the late 1800s'. Some great short forest walks on well maintained board walks, even on wet days it seems like another world. Good car-parking and friendly staff at the museum make for an excellent few hours. Toilets and picnic tables are available for those who wish to spend a few hours enjoying the surroundings. Ice creams, drinks, light snacks and souvenirs are available at the museum shop
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John Y
16 contributions
Oct 2022
A really special museum of local history run by friendly knowledgeable local volunteers. It gave an insight to the settlement and development of the area. While there we would recommend a visit to the adjoining Kauri grove.
Written 21 January 2023
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John S
Perth, Australia134 contributions
Jan 2023
See above, I've already commented on this. It's a wonderful museum, the aircon. is a bit cold, though!.
Written 9 January 2023
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Gay G
Auckland, New Zealand116 contributions
Jan 2022
Wonderful picnic areas and lovely tracked bush walk . Well cared for and friendly staff and volunteers. great place for children and older folks alike
Written 12 January 2022
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peperi
Auckland Central, New Zealand225 contributions
Oct 2020
Have passed through Warkworth several times but had never visited the local museum. It was rewarding as it presented the history of the Mahurangi area through the eyes of the local community and families who'd been intimately connected to the township.
The staff were helpful and informative, especially about the two magnificent kauri trees on the property.
Written 25 October 2020
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Lois G
Auckland, New Zealand554 contributions
Feb 2020
Great display of colonial history inside this historic building. Outside a majestic pair of kauri trees, 900 years old.
Written 9 February 2020
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Laura Porteous
Auckland Central, New Zealand21 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We particularly liked the historic rooms upstairs, staff were very friendly and recommended things for us to view
Written 9 January 2020
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Lucyznana
Rotorua148 contributions
Jun 2019
We took our granddaughter here to see some family artefacts.
The staff were very helpful and interested. Highly recommend going for the Kauri walk. Magnificent old trees.
Written 20 November 2019
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GaryBrazel
Brooklyn, NY534 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Outside is a very impressive big Kauri called The McKinney Kauri- 800 years old. Height to first limb 11.89m, Center girth 7.62. Another large one can be seen close by.
There is a boardwalk trail through the Kauri forest that starts next to it. It is a beautiful, tranquil walk with Kauri trees, tree ferns and bird calls, made that much better by us being the only ones there.
Admission to the museum is $7 for adults. It has an eclectic collection concerning forestry, mining, minerals, women’s accomplishments, some Maori artifacts and history, European settlers history, stories and artifacts, old cameras, etc.
There is a video of local history that is interesting and worth taking the time to view.
Upstairs there are displays of old shops and a school.
Outside there is a 1900 outhouse, a tiny 1867 post office, Warkworth’s 1912 jail, two US military WWII era huts- all of which can be entered.
Written 18 October 2019
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R0sie1
Lombok, Indonesia189 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Excellent country museum. Run by a team of dedicated knowledgeable volunteers . It’s worth visiting just to stare in wonder at the giant Kauri growing there along with native bush . Great variety of exhibits from yesteryear. Well worth a visit
Written 6 August 2019
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Jeff M
Auckland, New Zealand374 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
This museum is quite large given the location, and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality. There are plenty of items on display and good information is provided. We learnt a lot here about the local area and it is well worth going for a walk to view the kauri trees in the same grounds.
Written 10 March 2019
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