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Dargaville Museum

Harding Park, Dargaville, New Zealand
+64 9-439 7555
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Great Collection

If you want some understanding of this district then this is the place to get it. Learn more about... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Awesome museum

Such a great variety of memorability, set out beautifully. At first my, adult sons did not want to... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Shirley Anne P
Maryborough, Australia
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Harding Park, Dargaville, New Zealand
+64 9-439 7555
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

If you want some understanding of this district then this is the place to get it. Learn more about kauri and its importance and the gum digging history. Friendly helpful volunteer staff. Take our time.

1  Thank ElvisInvercargill
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Such a great variety of memorability, set out beautifully. At first my, adult sons did not want to go in but once inside were glad they did. Very hands on for most of the things like bells etc made this a wonderful experience. Small gift...More

Thank Shirley Anne P
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, this museum is jam packed with great artifacts and it large even though it doesn't look that big from the outside. Don't miss this, plan to spend at least 2 hours here

Thank Gingerules
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place! Friendly, knowledgeable staff and great exhibits. Costs $15 for an adult and $12.50 for Seniors but really worth it. Plus you get the marvellous view from the to of the hill where it is situated. Would recommend it to anyone visiting...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

If you want to find out about this area then this is the place. Lots of exhibits about logging, loggers, pioneers and the history of this town and the surronding area. Worth popping in before you visit the Kauri forests to get some background

Thank davidwnorth
Reviewed 30 March 2017

on top of a hill with panoramic views all round this museum provides plenty of information about the locality

Thank nedrow5791
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Didn't expect it to be great - pleasantly surprised. Good gum collection. Nice array of learning formats. The video of the lighthouses was excellent.

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The museum punches well above its weight considering the size of the town. Not quiet as good as the Matakohe museum elsewhere in the district, but you would be miserable to complain. Great on a rainy day. The shipwreck exhibits are particularly impressive.

Thank 2017KimRoss
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We spent four hours there today. Loved the really good collection of "things" documenting life as it used to be. Very well presented.

1  Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is our local museum and has much to do with the Kauri Timber Trade and the export of the Timber from Dargaville area. Good to visit with the family and especially on a wet day.The staff are friendly and can tell one much about...More

1  Thank pelizabethcutts
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