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Tawhiti Museum

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Paul K & Tina J wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow - what an amazing museum. We need 2 days for this one! It has a bit for everyone including NZ Wars, farm equipment, dairy,
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Kiwi_debs wrote a review Apr 2021
Levin, New Zealand21 contributions
What a gem, really impressed with this museum. We enjoyed the boat ride and our tour guides. Topped off with a good flat white, a great morning.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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coolcatstravel wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand31 contributions11 helpful votes
Huge museum with lots to see, and the dioramas really draw you into learning about the history of the area. The life-size models are cool to see too. Definitely recommend taking the train ride for some carefree fun and seeing the dioramas and photos about logging at the other end of the track. We spent about four hours here and unfortunately didn’t have time for the Traders and Whalers but look forward to checking that out next time.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Robyn G wrote a review Mar 2021
Paraparaumu Beach34 contributions10 helpful votes
What an amazing place. I thought ho hum,,, just another museum. How wrong I was. The owner has done an amazing job, creating the history of taranaki in such a way that it leaves you wanting to see more. The dioramas were exquisitely done, and anything life sized was so real. Almost wanted to wipe the sweat of their faces. I took a group of our Stag Car Club owners, and they were all fascinated. I highly recommend this museum, but warning. allow yourself a couple of hours , and take the new Whalers and miners exhibit,,, underground on a rowboat, it sort of puts you in the time and place. Incredible!!!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Colleen wrote a review Feb 2021
Paihia, New Zealand46 contributions14 helpful votes
This has to be the best museum in NZ. You need the entire day to fully appreciate the uniqueness of the displays, the social history of Taranaki, the wars fought in the area, the Traders and Whalers boat ride and experience through underground rivers and enjoy tea at the charming tea room. The detail in the many dioramas is exceptional and cannot be described. The interesting information explained in an innovative way...absolutely wonderful. Make time for this experience.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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