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Well worth a visit

This museum is well worth a visit both for Dargaville history and many interesting exhibits. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Christine74442
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Perth, Australia
Great Museum

Located on top of the hill, it has great views over Dargaville, lots of picnic tables - take your... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Helen C
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is well worth a visit both for Dargaville history and many interesting exhibits. We could have spent much longer here so I would say if you like history a good 2 hours

Date of experience: December 2018
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Dargaville M, General Manager at Dargaville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review Chjristine.

Reviewed 26 October 2018

Had I known the price before I went to the Museum I would not have gone, Ridiculous price for a med sized country Museum. $10 to maybe $12 would be any amount. I am sure I have never paid that much for any museum before....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Dargaville M, General Manager at Dargaville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Wild Scone. We are a self-funded Museum and the $15.00 entrance fee charged ( $12.00 for NZ Gold Card Holders) means we can keep the museum open. Kind Regards Director Dargaville Museumj.

Reviewed 22 October 2018

Located on top of the hill, it has great views over Dargaville, lots of picnic tables - take your own lunch as no food outlet up here. New addition are some walks around the property, including down through the old cemetery. The museum is well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Dargaville M, General Manager at Dargaville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Helen for your informative review.

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

I learned quite a lot about New Zealand’s early settlers and the kauri industry from this museum. Lovely to visit a nice old-school museum with fascinating dioramas - one that hasn’t been ‘Te-Papa-ised’ (full of interactives and touch screens). Entry fee is $15 which helps...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Dargaville M, General Manager at Dargaville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review whiskeyoscar.

Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is a great museum allow a half day if you have time and just meander,bring your lunch to enjoy a picnic on the seats on the hill beneath the masts and take in the scenery . The staff were fantastic and informative .The history...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Dargaville M, General Manager at Dargaville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Micheele4H4369 for your great review.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

This museum is quite large for such a small town. It has many diverse exhibits. I enjoyed speaking to an 88-year-old man who volunteers at the museum and was fixing the machinery. He told me about his life and the history of the area. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dargaville M, General Manager at Dargaville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review Robert. The museum is large - 2000 sqm. :)

Reviewed 17 September 2018

The whole museum was amazing. The staff were great & the museum should hold their heads up high with the standard & quality of their presentations

Date of experience: September 2018
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Dargaville M, General Manager at Dargaville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much jij52 for your wonderful review. I will pass it on your comments to our volunteers and staff and governing committee. :).

Reviewed 7 September 2018

Great museum. Didn't have enough time to see everything...... so must go again. Thanks for keeping this place in such good shape with such a lot of interesting stuff to see and think about.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dargaville M, General Manager at Dargaville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for LandiWalters for your 5 star review and comments. .

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful museum! It is much larger than you realise so give yourself a good couple of hours to explore. Loads of Dalmatian and Gum-digger history along with general history of this area. Definitely worth a visit if you are in this area.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dargaville M, General Manager at Dargaville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review Msk C

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Really interesting local museum but a tad expensive @ $15 pp. Excellent local exhibits from the kauri days and lots of nautical items also.

Date of experience: January 2017
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The museum is quite big and has many exhibits. You can talk to the volunteers who staff the museum. They can tell you a lot about the area and its history. A short walk away is the Vintage Machinery Museum (open Wednesday... More
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