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Tairawhiti Museum

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This place was recommended by family who live locally. Really glad we took the time to have a look... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
fremantlewa
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Perth, Australia
Hours of Browsing

Hours of browsing and wondering. Free to locals. Great cafe / small souvenir shopping for overseas... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
KapitiTraveller
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery has a reputation as one of the most innovative regional museums in New Zealand. Our vision is to be an integral part of the Tairawhiti community and to stimulate passion for the stories of our region. Entry is free...more
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10 Stout Street, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

This place was recommended by family who live locally. Really glad we took the time to have a look at it. Covers the history of the local area including the Maori people. Also encompasses an art gallery showcasing local artists.

Thank fremantlewa
TairawhitiMuseum, Manager at Tairawhiti Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your positive review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum on your recent visit to Gisborne. Eloise Wallace, Director

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Hours of browsing and wondering. Free to locals. Great cafe / small souvenir shopping for overseas visitors too

Thank KapitiTraveller
TairawhitiMuseum, Manager at Tairawhiti Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your review - glad you enjoyed visiting the museum - and the cafe and shop! Hope to see you again, Eloise Wallace, Director

Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is a nice little museum, there is several buildings in this museum. The first is a war memorial for all the Kiwis that served their country, very nice. The main museum has history of the area, then an art gallery also on the bottom...More

Thank gjsamson
TairawhitiMuseum, Manager at Tairawhiti Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to put up a review. We are glad you enjoyed visiting C Company Memorial house, the museum and gallery and our historic buildings. Thanks again, Eloise Wallace, Director

Reviewed 24 May 2018

We drove to the Tairawhiti Museum around noon and had a fairly good lunch in the café before going into see the exhibits. There was a special Leornardo Da Vinci exhibit on loan from Florence. Also there were lots of Maori artifacts and the bridge...More

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TairawhitiMuseum, Manager at Tairawhiti Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks for your positive review, glad you enjoyed your lunch at Exhibit Cafe and the Da Vinci Robotics touring exhibition. Eloise Wallace, Director

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Intended to have a quick look around this museum but ended up staying for the morning. Excellent exhibition of culture and there was a large display of Leonardo de Vinci's designs and inventions. Remarkable reconstructions from the drawings he did at the time. Following on...More

Thank Graham B
TairawhitiMuseum, Manager at Tairawhiti Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post your review of the museum. We are pleased you had an enjoyable morning here - from the Da Vinci exhibition to the Star of Canada! Best wishes, Eloise Wallace, Director

Reviewed 24 April 2018

This was a great place and the exhibits are wonderful. Had lunch at the Café, food was lovely and service great.

Thank suekeith2016
TairawhitiMuseum, Manager at Tairawhiti Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks for your positive review of the museum and cafe - much appreciated, Eloise Wallace, Director

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This is a fairly standard local museum. As others have said. It has all the local historical artefacts that you could need. Lots of local history and art. It’s quite educational. Currently there is the Da Vinci exhibition which is fairly cool.

Thank SilicoJack
TairawhitiMuseum, Manager at Tairawhiti Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your visit, glad to hear you enjoyed the Da Vinci exhibition, best wishes, Eloise Wallace, Director

Reviewed 22 March 2018

The staff were friendly and really helpful. The layout was a little strange but fun. The Display were amazing

Thank cliftonpcra
TairawhitiMuseum, Manager at Tairawhiti Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks for your positive review and comments about the museum team. Yes, the museum is a bit of a labyrinth! Best wishes, Eloise Wallace, Director

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

While cramped in the corner the outside area was pleasant and I loved the bargains for sale next to the coffee area. I would not want to bring my toddler there is too much to touch while I'm trying to relax with a coffee. Customer...More

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TairawhitiMuseum, Manager at Tairawhiti Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Glad you enjoyed your experience at Exhibit Cafe, thanks for taking the time to review, best wishes, Eloise Wallace, Director

Reviewed 2 February 2018

A nice overview to the area if you're interested in local history. There are some lovely pieces of art to view, along with some nice local historical stories. A small interactive area for children.

Thank W3sty3
TairawhitiMuseum, Manager at Tairawhiti Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your visit to the museum, best wishes, Eloise Wallace, Director

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