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North Island - Museums

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Auckland
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Hamilton
Napier
Napier
Rotorua
Rotorua
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Palmerston North
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Whangarei
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  • Auckland

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    MOTAT is New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum of its kind and offers a fun and exciting learning experience for visitors of all ages more...
    Visit the Maritime Museum and we’ll take you on a journey to discover New Zealand’s story. Explore the galleries to find out how the first Polynesians got here, experience the hardships European settlers faced, and be inspired by our modern day maritime heroes more...
  • Gisborne

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    Greetings to you, the many prestigious cultures of the world. We invite you to glance through this portal which will allow you to witness the many activities undertaken by the Tairawhiti Museum. We are very excited about being able to showcase all that we have to offer more...
  • Napier

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    TRY the early telephone systems...SEE household gadgets that have disappeared from use...SEND a message on our old time shop communication wire...HEAR the hit and miss motors...SEE the hot air engine, and BIGGEST OF ALL more...
  • Rotorua

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    Discover the great stories of the Rotorua region through our innovative exhibitions and cinema experiences. Learn about the rich culture, volatile landscape and legendary figures that have shaped this fascinating region more...
  • Taupo

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    Museum displays focus on the district's special local stories and our art gallery, with its changing exhibitions, is a much-loved favourite more...
  • Wanganui

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    A cruise aboard the iconic Waimarie Paddle Steamer is undoubtedly one of the most authentic ways to experience Whanganui River’s scenery and history. Our scheduled and private cruises, together with our Waimarie Museum, make us an iconic symbol of the River City more...
    The Whanganui Regional Museum, founded in 1892, has an extensive collection of natural and human history with a regional emphasis. The Museum's rich collections are preserved in the belief that our future will be enriched through a greater understanding of our past more...
  • Dargaville

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    So many exhibits..... Unique display of all things nautical. Learn the story of the Rainbow Warrior bombing in Auckland Harbour. Maori artefacts including the largest pre-European canoe exhibition in New Zealand. Collectors Hall with working model railway and village more...
  • Whangarei

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    Kiwi North is set on 25 hectares of rolling, volcanic farmland, forest and bush, with views that overlook the city of Whangarei and the Whangarei Heads. The site features a museum, a nocturnal kiwi house and gift store, and unique Victorian heritage buildings. Pack a picnic and explore this unique site more...
  • Upper hutt, Wellington

    Upper hutt

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    Silver Steam Railway's mission is to restore and preserve heritage railway memorabilia - in particular items that relate to the Wellington region more...

    Wellington

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    Visit central Wellington's oldest identified building, which was built by carpenter, William Wallis, in 1858. This was a time when candles were made from tallow and when the nails used to build the Cottage were imported more...
    Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. Our success is built on our relationships with and ability to represent our community more...
    This popular Museum has the intriguing stories of Wellington's social, cultural and maritime history. Exhibitions house precious objects and use stunning special effects more...
    The National War Memorial in Wellington commemorates all New Zealanders who gave their lives in the South African War, two World Wars, the conflicts in Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam and on world-wide peace-keeping operations more...
    Located just a few metres from the cable car's upper terminus and from a lookout with spectacular views over Wellington, this museum tells the story of the country's only remaining public cable car system more...
  • Masterton

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    Aratoi offers a constantly changing programme of: exhibitions and displays, public programmes, events & education programmes more...
  • Cambridge, Hamilton, Te Awamutu

    Cambridge

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    Come and take a walk in the ‘past lane’ and see a snapshot of local history in a minute or spend an hour or more exploring Cambridge stories and treasures. Ask about our extensive family history collections and research services more...

    Hamilton

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    Classics Museum is a Classic Car and Vintage Collectables Museum with a 1950's Themed Diner on location. We have over 100 veteran, vintage and special interest vehicles on display along with an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia more...
    Discover what's inside Waikato Museum. On the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct, Waikato Museum provides you with a rich experience of the arts and culture of the region more...

    Te Awamutu

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    A central gathering place where local residents and visitors come to experience Waipa's history, art, ideas and culture more...
  • Feilding, Palmerston North

    Feilding

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    The Museum explores the early history of local Maori Iwi and the dramatic changes European settlement brought to both the natural and cultural environment within Manawatu. more...

    Palmerston North

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    Welcome to the New Zealand Rugby Museum, the oldest and arguably the first museum in the world devoted to the oval ball code more...
    Te Manawa exhibitions heighten your senses, reward your brain and entertain you and can be enjoyed with your family, your friends, your workmates or on your own more...
  • Hawera

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    The Tawhiti Museum is a truly unique enterprise. The creation of artist Nigel Ogle, its attention to detail is simply stunning. Widely acclaimed as the best private museum in the country, the museum uses life size exhibits and scale models to present our heritage in a series of super realistic and engaging displays more...
  • Huntly

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    124 years ago a homestead was built for the first coal mine manager of Huntly; William Tattley. Now it is home to collections of photos, oral histories, family histories and artefacts that bring to life Huntly's unique coal mining history more...
  • Waihi

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    Our Museum operates as a place for the collection, display and preservation of items of historical interest to the Waihi District, particularly items relating to the underground mining history of the area more...
  • Inglewood, New Plymouth

    Inglewood

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    The Fun Ho! Toy Museum is a top visitor attraction, for 'children' young and old. We have slot cars, sandpit, Thomas the Tank Engine, theatrette and dioramas to entertain and enjoy. The museum has more than 3000 toys on display and toy making demonstrations (prior bookings essential) more...

    New Plymouth

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    Puke Ariki is a ground-breaking knowledge centre where library, museum and visitor information are united to tell the stories of Taranaki - past, present and future more...
  • Featherston

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    From humble beginnings, the Fell Locomotive Museum has developed into a world renowned tourist attraction. Open seven days a week, it hosts thousands of railway enthusiasts and visitors from all over the world more...
  • Waiouru

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    Honour the sacrifices, learn the campaigns, be inspired by the stories of courage, loyalty and comradeship. Make a visit to New Zealand's most comprehensive Army Museum. A place where families can seek out and relate to family connections more...
  • Matakohe, Waipu

    Matakohe

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    Discover the mighty kauri tree, its timber and its gum, and pioneering settlers in New Zealand. Outstanding displays, real exhibits, original early photos and fascinating stories await you more...

    Waipu

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    Discover the stunning, new museum exhibitions at our own small regional history Museum. Follow the dramatic story of one of the most remarkable global migrations in New Zealand's national history and one of the most famous Scottish migration sagas more...

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