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Cambridge Museum

Cambridge 3434 24 Victoria Street | The Old Courthouse, Cambridge 3434, New Zealand
+64 7-827 3319
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Small but interesting Museum

A small museum on the other part of town centre, away from where the main road passing Cambridge... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
santo t
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good, small, eccentric museum

The small Cambridge museum (once the old court house) is easily found at one end Cambridge's main... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
chiangmaicharlies
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Cambridge Museum has an extensive collection of artefacts and archives relating to the history of Cambridge, its districts and people. Our enthusiastic volunteers work with our two paid staff to build a rich archival resource of particular interest to students, family and social historians.
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Cambridge 3434 24 Victoria Street | The Old Courthouse, Cambridge 3434, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

A small museum on the other part of town centre, away from where the main road passing Cambridge, therefore is not easily seen by passer-by, but this museum has plenty collections. Plenty of special unique collections related to Cambridge History in the past. Only two...More

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Museum22, Front Office Manager at Cambridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thanks for your review. We look forward to extending our exhibition space in the future.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The small Cambridge museum (once the old court house) is easily found at one end Cambridge's main street. There is a conspicuous wall painting outside, and a small sunken garden. The various exhibits reflect recent history, through themes such as photography, clothes, horses and practical...More

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Museum22, Front Office Manager at Cambridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Yes, our telephone exchange has always been very popular. We're glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We spent a great hour in the museum looking at the artefacts and collections, free entry and browse to your hearts content. I loved the school boo, hand written story of the earthquake. What an insight and to be a treasure here for us to...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

A very interesting introduction to the town of Cambridge. Try the telephone switchboard for some entertaining stories from the past. Special mention of the staff who were extremely helpful.More

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Museum22, Manager at Cambridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit and we are always pleased to share our enthusiasm for Cambridge history and people. Yes at the 'switchboard' you can hear from Jim Watson's Gallipoli diaries, the letters that Tom Phillip's wrote home and Martin Butler & Susan McKearney reminisce...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

My grandson loves to visit this museum when we have time to stop. Even though it is small, one always learns something from the lovely displays. Very education for the young and not so young. The outside is lovely to explore too. Well worth visiting.

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Museum22, Front Office Manager at Cambridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Nice to read your feedback. We love seeing the children here and have some fun activities for them, including a museum hunt, dress ups, etc. Thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Cambridge museum is housed in the old court house with a small sunken garden outside. The focus era is quite narrow and relays on captured European memories and records of life at the end of the european invasion and war against Maori. There is very...More

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Museum22, Manager at Cambridge Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We have storyboards at the Cambridge Museum on 'Before the Pakeha', 'Waikato Land Wars', 'After the Wars' and 'The Search for Maori Sovereignty'. We also have taonga (Maori artefacts and objects) on display and in our Collections Store. We agree...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Super clean, extremely well organised, attention to detail - a real asset to Cambridge! A lot of hard work has brought this wonderful museum up to a high standard for locals and visitors. Well done to all involved.

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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

It is small, free, in an historic building and gives the sort of insight into a small local town's development that is worth the minor detour down the Main Street of Cambridge. Larger museums give a fuller picture of NZ north island and the major...More

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Management response:Responded 10 May 2017

Encouraging to hear your thoughtful response. Thanks for the feedback.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

There are so really interesting items in the small but well presented museum. Lots of interesting facts about Cambridge.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

It is small, with just two rooms to visit, both with an interesting selection of local items on display.

Thank Esther A
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Management response:Responded 10 April 2017

Thanks for the review. We like to keep it interesting by updating the display regularly, and our research collection is also popular.

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