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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very interesting look around but my overwhelming thought was "this place is crying out for old fashioned afternoon tea on the lawn"

Thank 24julz
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Our hotel recommended a visit to this place and we are so glad we did. We learnt a lot about the history of the area and how people lived in the early days of european settlement.

Thank fremantlewa
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is a wonderful display of history particularly for children to learn and older people to take a walk down memory lane. Inresting display of farming history. Friendly helpful staff that enjoy their occupation

Thank tisalice
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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