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East Coast Museum of Technology

67 Main Road | Makaraka, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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Hands on experience with so much to see

I visited recently and was blown away with how much there was to see. I love technology... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Emily W
Sheds & sheds of old collectibles

We were welcomed by a very friendly volunteer. After paying a meagre $5 admission he pointed out... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Malcolm A
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The East Coast Museum of Technology displays and demonstrates historic artifacts from the Gisborne District. We showcase technology and its development relevant to Gisborne and the surrounding area. ECMoT has a varied collection of items that will suit a range of interests. There's always something new to discover.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
67 Main Road | Makaraka, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand

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Reviewed yesterday

I visited recently and was blown away with how much there was to see. I love technology, engineering, cars and exploring how things work, that's why this place was epic. Being able to be hands on was super engaging and is awesome for the children....More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed by a very friendly volunteer. After paying a meagre $5 admission he pointed out the types of exhibits in each of a number of sheds, on the floor plan map he gave us. There was a mass of items packed onto each...More

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I love takign my son here when we visit gisborne and we try to visit each time we come. Its a fun interactive museum and i especialy enjoy the boat, you can go in it and look in all the rooms i really love it.

Thank adriennebriggs
Peter M, Public Relations Manager at East Coast Museum of Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thanks for the review. However i think you may have mistaken us for Tairawhiti Museum in town as they have the Star of Canada exhibit.

Reviewed 28 January 2017

$5 per adult. Amazing collections. One of the things you must do in Gisborne. Collections of radio, computers, fire trucks, farming gear, sewing machines, kitchen appliances, .... so much to see. An incredible collection of New Zealand history. This is run by volunteers who are...More

Thank kaweraukid
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The people who work here are volunteers and they are there, because they like history and being around old things, and trying to make them breathe again. You will get to see different kind of old stuff, starting from oldest washing and sewing machines to...More

Thank LoveNZ2017
Reviewed 19 January 2017

this is cheap as chips, at only $5 adult, $2 child and a good place to go if you have an hour or so spare. The collection is massive, with a whole range of items. The kitchen and household section is the only area where...More

Thank carriem41743
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The size of this collection has to be seen to be believed. There are cars, lorries, farm vehicles, household items and all manner of small and large pieces of equipment and technology. There is so much and it's a shame to see vehicles in the...More

Thank Janine B
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Exelent three hours looking at piles of what looked like scrape metal. Under all the piles were an array of items that I must admit I could recognise from my childhood. Good luck to volunteers sorting out all the items that need saveing. Please keep...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I were at a loss of what to do this afternoon. We have been to Gisborne a lot in the past so have done most things. Found this museum. It was really cheap. Which is a massive bonus. It's also super relevant...More

Thank SilicoJack
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Not for everyone, this museum is either an unmined gem of amazing old machinery or a large scrapyard in disguise. It all depends on your perspective. It had an amazing collection of tools, cars, trucks, household appliances, old computers (including an Atari playstation) and even...More

Thank Oskar_Baxter
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