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Small but attractive Museum

It is a small museum in size, with attractive themes and exhibits. Several themes are displayed... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2021
santo-trainsspotter7
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Auckland, New Zealand
Full of knowledge

My husband and I enjoy visiting museums to find out more of the areas local history. I was very... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2021
eveskip
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 January 2020

Well worth visiting. Excellent displays and information about the early settlement of the area. More than happy to recommend.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed 29 November 2019

Great little local museum. They had information on the past gum tree harvesting, Captain Cook, and many photos of Whitianga's past.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Julia T
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Reviewed 25 October 2019

This museum is bigger than it looks, really well curated & has lots of great visual, interactive & informative displays. It gave us a really good understanding of the history of the area. Inexpensive entry at $7/adult it is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lynnie162014
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Reviewed 26 September 2019 via mobile

This museum is a little gem and we are so lucky to have it right on our doorstep. Every local should make the effort to visit it and maybe learn a bit more about our slice of paradise.
Currently the museum is getting ready for Tuia 250 (Captain Cook visited Whitianga 250 years ago) and lots of new exhibits are being created as I type.
Lots of interactive displays and so much local history. Make sure you put it on your list.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tekohiwi
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Reviewed 14 August 2019

Had a bit of spare time in Whitianga and visited this museum. Cost was $7.50 per adult. Well worth it. The museum is run by volunteers and a paid manager. The displays were well done and some surprising interactive displays as well. Full of information about dairying, forestry, fishing and other local past industry. The lady on duty was pleasant and helpful.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DesaraeW3
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