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Dargaville Museum

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

This museum is a real asset to Dargaville, especially for people like me who have some history in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Billie H
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Good information for a small town

Content was interesting and enjoyable. More plaques with explanation might be helpful. The brochure... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Notashlee
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“rainbow warrior” (19 reviews)
“kauri gum” (22 reviews)
“entry fee” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Harding Park, Dargaville, New Zealand
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+64 9-439 7555
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"rainbow warrior"
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"kauri gum"
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"entry fee"
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"couple of hours"
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"hill overlooking"
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"great collection"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 5 reviews
"small town"
in 4 reviews
"new zealand"
in 7 reviews
"very helpful staff"
in 2 reviews
"tree trunks"
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"definitely worth the visit"
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"wonderful history"
in 2 reviews
"small gift shop"
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"an adult"
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"behind glass"
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"te papa"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a real asset to Dargaville, especially for people like me who have some history in the area. Innovative and involving, extensive and well laid out. Very impressive displays and shop. The man on reception was lovely and most helpful. However, I wandered...More

Thank Billie H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Content was interesting and enjoyable. More plaques with explanation might be helpful. The brochure states that you may get help with genealogy; however, I was told that I should have booked ahead. No mention of a need for booking a slot on the brochure.

Thank Notashlee
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This museum i a must visit attraction. It gives a wonderful insight to the early gumdigging days amongst other things. If in Dargaville, please take time out to visit. You wont be dissapointed

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

The Dargaville Museum is on a hill on the edge of town. There are lots of exhibits on the history of the area especially the immigrants from Croatia that came to Dargaville in the 1890's to dig for the sap from ancient kauri trees. The...More

Thank DarylJ552
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Dargaville Museum is built on a hill and has great views. A huge museum with many interesting things to see. Mostly about the kauri gum diggers in the Dargaville area, with all their tools and earth floor huts etc. Staff excellent and oh, so helpful....More

Thank jenny661950
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I rated this Museum as excellent, for the great variety, quality and exceptional interest of its exhibits. It provided great 'glimpses' of past times, covering kauri felling, agricultural, maritime, cultural and so many other areas. It needs to be seen as complementary to the more...More

Thank HK_Sydney2013
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Welcoming and helpful staff on entry, small fee, and a wealth of information about Dargaville and Northland in particular of course, as well as life in pioneer days that could apply to anywhere, all beautifully presented. Great videos about swamp kauri log extraction, as well...More

Thank Anne I
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

A very impressive museum. Obviously some of the members of staff had gone to great efforts to ensure things were nicely displayed. So much of the history of the area was nicely exhibited. Great work folks.

Thank FlyingkiwiOamaru
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Been compared with Te Papa.Great history of the area.Don,t miss this great museum.You won,t be disappointed.

Thank sjm733
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

There's a small museum in most small regional towns in NZ, and most of them are really only interesting to local residents with a sense of history. The Dargaville Museum is startlingly different. For starters it's HUGE. The space is absolutely full of fascinating history...More

Thank beautmusic
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