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Faraday Centre

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Address: 2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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+64 6-835 2338
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09:00 - 13:00
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Mon 09:00 - 13:00
Wed 09:00 - 13:00
Fri 09:00 - 13:00
Sat 09:00 - 11:30

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Comprehensive intetactive display

What a find!! This museum is parked with items, photos and information from yesteryear. There are numerous items that we could operate. Others were demonstrated by the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Malcolm A
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96 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find!! This museum is parked with items, photos and information from yesteryear. There are numerous items that we could operate. Others were demonstrated by the enthusiastic volunteers. They have a number of school groups visit and we are in our 60"s. There is appeal for young and old. I wonder if the museum will survive when the band... More 

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Thank Malcolm A
Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is like the Napier version of Auckland's MOTAT, but you get to sit on things and/or make them work. I took my two teenage daughters here thinking it would be a bit boring for them - hah - best $13 I've ever spent. I almost had to drag them out after 90 minutes. I found it scary to see... More 

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Thank StickyNicky43
Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Lots to do and see for all age groups.This is a very interesting low tech display of all sorts of weird and wonderful inventions from years gone run by dedicated volunteers who have a wealth of ,knowledge to share.

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Thank maureenpowell45
Wellington, New Zealand
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127 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This would have to be the only museum we have ever been too that EVERYTHING you see you could explore and play with. Very interactive and run by highly knowledgeable volunteers. We had a great time. Two stories of magic and history explained. spent a good couple of hours here. Loved it! staff were so friendly and enthusiastic.

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Thank Gemma R
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It's not the largest collection by any means but what sets it apart from most other collections is that many significant items are not just in working order but are actually working. Try pedalling a player piano,(harder than it looks) cranking up a Wimshurst machine, operate the old stage lighting control panel from the theatre, play on an early pinball... More 

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Thank Martin C
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I've taken my son here twice now and we still haven't really taken in what it has to offer. Will certainly be back.

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Thank Aaron B
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Didn't know what to expect but we were amazed at how good it was. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and very passionate about the displays. There was lots to try and always someone to demonstrate and explain. We visited at the same time as a group of young children and they were completely engaged and entertained. Highly recommended for... More 

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Thank AliSin01
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Thanks for helping to make our Xmas Tour a great success. Little did we know there was sooooo.... much to see, being able to be hands on was great. Great trip down memory lane with enthusiastic volunteers. Could imagine children would love being able to try everything out without being told 'don't touch'. Keep up the good work.

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Thank Dalroy_Tours
Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Your grandchildren will love this place. Lots of interactive stuff to do and some great staff to help you enjoy it all.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit - very hands on for all ages. My kids really enjoyed the different things to see and try, as did I. A highlight was the tesla coil. Don't miss the UV light room - we almost didn't see it, but kids had a good giggle at their teeth lighting up very white under the uv lights!... More 

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