We travelled to the region just to revisit to the place.
Amazing detail in the models that display atypical historical scenes from the Taranaki region, complimented with genuine machinery and items and authentic looking costumes and props from the period. There are also very detailed scale models.
We had an 8 year old with us, so rushed a bit quicker that we would have liked but it took us about 75 minutes to view all the exhibits.
Since our first visit a second part of the museum has opened featuring Traders and Whalers, which concentrates on the early coastal history of the region. This is again very detailed but separate to the Museum so there is an additional charge for entry. This section involves a boat ride so is not self-paced and takes about half an hour.
My only negative comment about this is the entry fee of $15 per adult and $5 per child for either section, with no discount if you view both. So with the family of three cost us $70 dollars for less than 2 hours entertainment.
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