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Firth Tower Estate and Museum

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266 Tower Rd, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
+64 7-888 8369
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266 Tower Rd, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
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+64 7-888 8369
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"great place to visit"
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"early settlers"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"school trip"
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"new zealand"
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"historical society"
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"different buildings"
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"farm equipment"
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"farming"
in 4 reviews
"firth"
in 10 reviews
"display"
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"picnic"
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"machinery"
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"insight"
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

On the outskirts of Matamata, a lovely collection of old buildings and artefacts. Note, it is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Well preserved buildings, excellent displays and easy access. Spent a thoroughly enjoyable two hours there.

Thank LePortel
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We were really surprised by this little gem in Matamata. Very varied buildings with a lot of interesting facts.

Thank Nigel C
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This museum surprised us by how much there is in it. It covers the early settlers in the area, farming and also about the Kaimai tunnel. Loved the way the house is set up and gives you a good look at pioneering life.

Thank 2012kim
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A real good way to view the history around the area. Even spotted my grandfather's grocery delivery bike. I wish we could go back to the good old days. A very pleasant environment.

Thank 254Rex
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Lovely museum especially for those who have never lived on the land. A great story told by film, pictures, photo's old news items, especially of the Firth family. A complete village & farm in rural surrounds. Climb to the top of the tower. Magnificent.

Thank Reg C
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Plenty to see old cottages,tower , machinery train carriage doubles as films,photos etc of earlier days beautiful gardens can spend half a day at least

Thank John C
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The guides are very enthusiastic and will show you around this series of buildings which house relics of a past life in New Zealand including chapel, schoolroom and farming as well as the tower itself.

Thank Janette G
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a great museum to visit and have a picnic. It has lots of interesting things to look at. We loved the farm shed with the antique farm equipment.

Thank Lmvrlv
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

30 years have passed since last here and has it grown! It's a great little Museum, pioneer type with plenty of outside equipment from the old days, and plenty of different buildings complete. Like a Church, School, Post Office - all real building complete inside,...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Great way to get an insight into what New Zealand pioneer life must have been like. Rooms are set up as they would have been and the gardens are grounds are the perfect spot for a picnic. Wonderful collection of early farm machinery. The church...More

Thank Q9178YYrachelw
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