Firth Tower Estate and Museum

Firth Tower Estate and Museum, Matamata: Address, Phone Number, Firth Tower Estate and Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Firth Tower Estate and Museum

Firth Tower Estate and Museum
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AGreatWalker
7 contributions
A well-preserved piece of yesteryear
Feb 2021
A family or group could spend a couple of hours here. It's beautifully situated in a peaceful rural area with views over farmland.

The buildings and exhibits are clean and well-maintained.

There are toilets in the carpark.

I recommend browsing the small used bookshop. The offerings are of high quality and priced very reasonably.
Written 21 February 2021
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Vicki G
Whitianga, New Zealand9 contributions
Definitely worth a visit
Nov 2020
Great museum and gardens, I would definitely visit this place. Plenty of parking ,you can even get power sites if you have a motorhome or caravan quite cheap for the sites, museum is donation only
Written 27 November 2020
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Jeanne N
Auckland, New Zealand132 contributions
Fantastic place to visit
Jul 2020
Fantastic place to visit. I didn't know quite what to expect so was pleasantly surprised.
A very welcome reception on our arrival by staff. Apart from this been fun and nostalgic for us, it was great to have activities placed around the area for everyone to be interactive and entertained there, rather than just walking around 'looking' at things.
So it is great for families with children or just adults.
We had a lot of fun and were there for much longer than we thought we would be.
At the end we spoke to the lovely young lady in charge and she personally took us back to several places to answer questions we had.
Would happily go back and it is an ideal place for everyone.
A good idea to look at a cafe on site so that one can stay longer and enjoy the atmosphere there.
Well worth the visit an only a few minutes from the Matamata centre.
Written 12 July 2020
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Chris S
9 contributions
FIrth Tower/ Museum
Nov 2019 • Friends
Great little place to visit, lots if interesting old stuff to see, great gardens and lots if things to photograph. Had a nice time
Written 5 March 2020
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,702 contributions
Fascinating ruminating at what life was like back in the day
Oct 2019
This is an absolutely superb living museum. Wandering through the old homestead built in 1902 to catch a glimpse of what5 life was like back then, all the while listening to recordings that spin yarns about back in the day. Its fascinating.
Written 3 December 2019
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Smoltman
Courtenay, Canada8,876 contributions
Nice museum
Nov 2019 • Couples
We arrived and we were met in a very welcoming manner and the young lady who was manning the Fort was bubbly and full of information. There are lots of buildings and exhibits. We found each one very interesting. It spanned from the late 1800’s to about the mid 1960’s. Lots of great local history and the machinery was interesting as well. Worth the visit.
Written 28 November 2019
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Molly Burke
Auckland Central, New Zealand38 contributions
A warm welcome, interesting displays and history
Apr 2019
I was one of a group of thirty two people who visited the tower estate and museum. We were greeted warmly by Amy, the manager and given a short talk on the history of Robert Firth and his story before exploring the family homestead, Firth tower and other historic buildings on the site. Displays of historic farming equipment, the building of the Kaimai Tunnel and soldiers who went to war from this district were interesting and very well presented. Professionally done and definitely worth a visit.
Written 11 May 2019
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Valerie and Peter Kendrick
Matamata, New Zealand18 contributions
Wedding
Mar 2019 • Family
What a beautiful place!! We attended a wedding of our friends daughter, we didnt get to go into the museum but what we have been told heaps of history.
Written 7 May 2019
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Doc_Neru
Auckland, New Zealand99 contributions
No one onsite
Apr 2019 • Family
We were looking forward to seeing this place and made sure it was gonna be open on ANZAC day. However we turned up and no one was on site. Other people there were disappointed as well. Since we were staying the night in matamata we made it a priority to return the following day as it would be a normal working day. But it was the same. We just took pictures outside the buildings as people were trying to ring the council to open the building as well. I would've rated it higher but disappointed we couldn't get into the buildings.
Written 26 April 2019
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John I
Taipei, Taiwan95 contributions
Freedom camping
Feb 2019 • Family
We arrived after the museum was closed but were there for the Freedom camping. Really great location near Hobbiton, very quiet and lovely, restroom well maintained and they had power if needed. Make sure you use the honesty box to pay for the night. Really great stop for us
Written 12 February 2019
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