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Waihi Arts Centre & Museum

54 Kenny St Waihi, Waihi 3641, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8386
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Very interesting

Short visit but very interesting. Friendly person on the desk who went out of her way to point... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Debbie D
INTERESTING HISTORY!

The Waihi museum is a must stop if visiting the area. The town is full of mining history and the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
janine_k1
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Nelson, New Zealand
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54 Kenny St Waihi, Waihi 3641, New Zealand
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+64 7-863 8386
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Short visit but very interesting. Friendly person on the desk who went out of her way to point things out. Lots of history in Waihi that was well presented.

Thank Debbie D
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Waihi museum is a must stop if visiting the area. The town is full of mining history and the museum displays this to full effect. Everything was well displayed with lots of interesting facts and figures. I thought the thumbs in the jars were...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

The museum provides a good context to a visit to Waihi and is well worth visiting. We had a guide who provided us with a lot of information on the area. There are some great models and some interesting photos. Be sure to check the...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

just updating the museum at the moment but had some great exhibits including a 3d look at the mine workings which I've never seen before. Volunteer looking after the place gave us a guided tour and she was so interesting and helpful.

Thank ken b
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this little museum. The town's history is based on mining (Martha Mine and other area mines) so a lot of the exhibits hark back to mining, but there is a lot that gives you an idea of what it was like to...More

Thank minic00per
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

This didn't take us long. The kids were fascinated with some of the exhibits. You must stop in and have a look at the pickled thumbs. That was ununexpected! The jail is hillarious! The "men" in there look like Zombies. There is a charge to...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Very informative exhibits and helpful staff. Well worth spending time reading through the information available.

Thank Chris F
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you view the Martha Mine and/or do the Gold Mine tour then it's worth finishing off here at the museum. Gives an overall view of all the mines. We found it interesting

Thank Jenanne6
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

If you have made the effort to climb the hill to see the Martha Gold Mine, then you may as well check this building out,as you will walk passed it anyway. When we visited, it was a damp and very overcast day which gave the...More

Thank john j
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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Very expensive souvenirs, the staff went ballistic when I took a photo of a family friend and I got sent out as there was a sign saying no photos. I would have known I wasn't allowed to take photos of it was clearly displayed, not...More

Thank kellip2016
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