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Waipu Museum

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This was in a Three way tie for our vacation as i am a Macleod clan member and have been to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandy, Oregon
Well presented small museum

Small museum, but well researched and presented. Exhibits focus on the Scottish emigrants and their... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Steve L
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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36 The Centre, Waipu 0510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was in a Three way tie for our vacation as i am a Macleod clan member and have been to the Castle in the north of Scotland, and grew up in the Maritimes and relatives are from Pictou, NS it was so interesting to...More

Thank mrlogboy
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Small museum, but well researched and presented. Exhibits focus on the Scottish emigrants and their influence on the area. Brings to life a group of families who made this part of New Zealand home, and left their legacy.

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

A lot about Norman McLeod did not know who he was before visiting but do now. Find out for your self you will be amazed

Thank StridentTechnology
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We spent an hour here looking around. Really directed to those who are descended from the first settlers but lot of information about that period of settlement of new Zealand.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Definitely take the time to understand the Scottish connection and history of Waipu. It is a small but informative place with knowledgeable docents and a delightful gift shop. We love this museum!!!

Thank Gate83
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

A small museum but full of information and artefacts very well presented and giving a great insight into this fascinating group of rather severe religious people who left Scotland, tried life in Canada, were horrified by Australia and ended up in Waipu.

Thank Nicky M
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Really sweet little Museum with lots of History about Waipu and the early settlers. The Staff member Barbara was ultra helpful and friendly and knew all about the History of Waipu. She is a credit to their company. We will love to come back and...More

Thank keentraveller2018
Reviewed 26 March 2018

If you have any Scottish blood you must be sure to visit Waipu Museum. It is well presented with extensive material covering one of the most amazing immigration sagas in history.

Thank CliveJohn1949
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to stop and look at the mountain of information re the descendants. Great gift shop also.

Thank Stee73
Reviewed 21 March 2018

So glad we found this museum! My husband is of .Scottish descent and we thoroughly appreciated the story of this incredible journey on immigration. It took amazing courage and fortitude to cross the oceans twice in search of a place to settle and live their...More

Thank laura759
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Response from BarrellRider | Reviewed this property |
When we visited there was no admission charge, however you can make a donation. You are free to just walk around and look at everything, it is a fairly small place but loaded with history of the area.