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Waipu Museum

36 The Centre, Waipu 0510, New Zealand
+64 9-432 0746
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I was suprised at how much really interesting information and history could be archived in such a... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Best little museum in New Zealand

Love this place, documents the whole journey of the Scottish settlers to the Waipu area, there are... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 The Centre, Waipu 0510, New Zealand
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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!

Thank morleymatt
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

Thank kiwierps
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Great regional museum, with particularly strong emphasis on the Scottish heritage of the area. Nice modern building, interesting displays, very friendly staff.

Thank Rainedeer
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is an excellent collection of history of a group of Scots, displaced from the highlands but then following a charismatic leader to Nova Scotia and then to New Zealand. It came to life when we later stayed with friends one of whom was descended...More

Thank NZMDProf
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Has a lovely gift Shop, lovely helpful Staff. Lots of History about Waipu can be found in this Museum

Thank Gaylene S
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a fascinating museum, particularly for anyone interested in Scottish, Canadian or New Zealand history. It begins by referencing the time of the failed 1745 Jacobite uprising, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the battle of Culloden in Scotland. As a result of the subsequent Highland...More

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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.