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Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum

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Fascinating and interactive museum - worth a visit

Great displays of early settler life and plenty of interactive displays and installations to keep... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2018
Step Back In Time

A great place to stop and step back in time with the family. Really intimate, good displays and... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Perth, Australia
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Welcome to the Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum. Take a step into the everyday life of early settlers in Central Hawkes Bay. This area is rich in history, Waipawa being one of the oldest towns in New Zealand. The varied collections are displayed...more
23 High Street, Waipawa 4210, New Zealand
+64 6-857 7288
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

Great displays of early settler life and plenty of interactive displays and installations to keep the whole family interest. Also now includes a great insight into Maori culture with an additional display.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YarisScotland
Reviewed 25 October 2018

A great place to stop and step back in time with the family. Really intimate, good displays and great staff with plenty of information to take in at your own pace. Although museums are not for everyone, this one is inexpensive to get a glimpse...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank djb3280
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Love a museum, take a look. This place is antiquified to the hilt! It really does give you a sense of history in the Central Hawkes Bay.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Cassandra H
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Was surprised to find the place in Waipawa and stopped to see it.Some interesting exhibits and history. Well explained . Enjoyed showing my friend from Australia some NZ history & heritage

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is an excellent small museum. Quite an amazing place for such a small town. It has a range of historical items and sets and is worth stopping for

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Thrash C
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We were at a loose end for something to do (we're in Havelock North) so decided to drive to Waipawa to see the museum. About a half hour drive for us. Definitely worth the trip. Nice and friendly - for us (in our late 60's...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Grant N
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Attention: Visitors to Hawke's Bay: Yes, there is Marine Parade and Bluff Hill Lookout in Napier. Yes, there are lovely restaurants and bistros and cafes in Napier, Ahuriri, Hastings, Havelock North at which to dine. Yes, there is MTG, the National Aquarium, the beaches, the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Marguerite B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

For such a small town this museum is simply amazing, from a full size horse and cart to a skeleton on display. There are old phones that children can use to call each other from different areas. There are many artefacts on display. The only...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank JCarter46
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Well worth a stop in Waipawa to visit this museum. Friendly and helpful staff were there to answer any queries. The museum has great displays and the museum committee are a credit to Waipawa.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Valdor55
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent museum, very well appointed and modern. Really enjoyed the stories of people's lives and how they came to find themselves in Dunedin.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank suzfitch12
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