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Waipu Museum

36 The Centre, Waipu 0510, New Zealand
+64 9-432 0746
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A little gem

We visited the museum as a result of seeing all the information boards around Waipu about residents... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Babsdranny
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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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Scottish history and atmosphere running through this place is unreal. must visit for everyone.

I'm a Glaswegian travelling for 1 month in NZ and was recommended to pay this place a visit. Right... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alexander D
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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36 The Centre, Waipu 0510, New Zealand
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"nova scotia"
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"new zealand"
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"early settlers"
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"scottish heritage"
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"local history"
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"interesting information"
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"rainy day"
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"nz history"
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"short video"
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"helpful staff"
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"about half an hour"
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"lovely gift shop"
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"on display"
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"worth a visit"
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"small town"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum as a result of seeing all the information boards around Waipu about residents who had lost their lives in the Great War. The museum tells a fantastic story about the original Scottish settlers and their hardships. A small admission cost well...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a Glaswegian travelling for 1 month in NZ and was recommended to pay this place a visit. Right in the heart of this lovely little town with so much history. A must see for everyone - Scottish or not. Some of the dvds actually...More

Thank Alexander D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent small museum. Tells the story of how Scottish pioneers settled in Waipu and why they came. They must of thought it was paradise after all their travels. Museum has extensive audio/visual exhibits detailing the story of how the Scots came to set up a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My children spent over 1 hour in the small museum and they tried to complete all the tasks in the quiz sheet!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I was suprised at how much really interesting information and history could be archived in such a small town, well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place, documents the whole journey of the Scottish settlers to the Waipu area, there are thousands of artefacts and photographs plus an awesome realistic ship than you pass through in the way into the museum and the visit ends with a documentary on...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I was pleasantly surprised to find a world class museum in cozy Waipu! I have a distant family connection to Waipu, but I am confident that I would have enjoyed the museum just as well had the entire story been new to me. I was...More

Thank AngelaG2
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

The museum sports as excellent gift shop. The museum itself is worth a visit to learn and even experience the journey of the group of Scottish migrants from their home to Waipu via a few "stops" along the way - Nova Scotia and Australia. What...More

Thank Pat H
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great little museum, beautifully presented with some wonderful artifacts and fabulous history. Children enjoyed their visit too, friendly helpful staff

Thank charlotteMH27
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Having passed it many times, this time we stopped off. Worthwhile look into the hardships suffered by the early settlers and the strong Scots culture in the District.

Thank Adrian M
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happygoingplaces
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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.
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