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Good local history

The museum has a collection of stuff from the area, going back to pre European. The displays are... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Murray O
Wairoa, New Zealand
Marvellous Museum

For such a small town, this is such a top class museum. The stories of the people in the area are... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
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6 Aug 2018
“Good local history”
8 Jul 2018
“Marvellous Museum”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
142 Marine Parade, Wairoa, New Zealand
+64 6-838 3108
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

The museum has a collection of stuff from the area, going back to pre European. The displays are interesting. It looks like many of the Maori displays were put together by Pakeha, with an emphasis on kupapa Maori who assisted the colonial government. The museum...More

Thank Murray O
Reviewed 9 July 2018

For such a small town, this is such a top class museum. The stories of the people in the area are thoughtfully and inclusively portrayed throughout, highly recommend a visit.

Thank aonaonj
Reviewed 22 January 2018

for a small town this museum has changing displays that are well presented. The staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

Thank BrianJ2996
Reviewed 5 October 2017

want any information on the history of wairoa , go to the museum . Friendly staff , who knows the history of the area

Thank 23teena
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The staff were happy to engage with us a provide ample information on the history of this wonderful town. The people of Wairoa were and are the best!

Thank vonRothschild
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Outstanding museum, a must see if in wairoa. Make sure you have plenty of time spare to enjoy the comprehensive displays outlining local history.

Thank Teakatea
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A great place to come visit in this quintessential kiwi town! Come talk to some locals who have lived in the town for a long time and see the many artefacts of local history.

Thank RussellH1195
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Over the last week we have travelled from Opotiki around the East Cape and down to Hastings. We viewed a museum in Opotiki and then Gisborne and today Wairoa. It is admirable to know that there are groups of dedicated people in our smaller New...More

Thank NZHistorianTraveller
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Small museum but full of interesting relics, current and historical, of the district. Well worth a visit.

Thank epernay7
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I was most impressed with this small town museum in an impressive old building in the Main Street. Well worth a visit. History of Wairoa area beautifully depicted. Excellent curation. Many ancient taonga on display too. I also liked the current exhibition of local art.

Thank ROdeb1924
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