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Waipu Museum

36 The Centre, Waipu 0510, New Zealand
+64 9-432 0746
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Interesting

A lot about Norman McLeod did not know who he was before visiting but do now. Find out for your... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
StridentTechnology
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Good history

We spent an hour here looking around. Really directed to those who are descended from the first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce M
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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36 The Centre, Waipu 0510, New Zealand
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+64 9-432 0746
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The $10 is well worth it, especially if you are from Scotland or have Scottish heritage. It is small but I still spent almost an hour in the museum.

Thank GeorgeSeator
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 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

Thank Babsdranny
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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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