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Dargaville Museum

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Address: Harding Park, Dargaville, New Zealand
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+64 9-439 7555

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If you want some understanding of this district then this is the place to get it. Learn more about kauri and its importance and the gum digging history. Friendly helpful... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want some understanding of this district then this is the place to get it. Learn more about kauri and its importance and the gum digging history. Friendly helpful volunteer staff. Take our time.

Thank ElvisInvercargill
Maryborough, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great variety of memorability, set out beautifully. At first my, adult sons did not want to go in but once inside were glad they did. Very hands on for most of the things like bells etc made this a wonderful experience. Small gift shop for the little momentoes and friendly staff to assist anyway they can.

Thank Shirley Anne P
Napier, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, this museum is jam packed with great artifacts and it large even though it doesn't look that big from the outside. Don't miss this, plan to spend at least 2 hours here

Thank Gingerules
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place! Friendly, knowledgeable staff and great exhibits. Costs $15 for an adult and $12.50 for Seniors but really worth it. Plus you get the marvellous view from the to of the hill where it is situated. Would recommend it to anyone visiting Dargaville, although probably not that interesting for younger children.

Thank Janet R
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356 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to find out about this area then this is the place. Lots of exhibits about logging, loggers, pioneers and the history of this town and the surronding area. Worth popping in before you visit the Kauri forests to get some background

Thank davidwnorth
Keswick, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

on top of a hill with panoramic views all round this museum provides plenty of information about the locality

Thank nedrow5791
London, Canada
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288 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't expect it to be great - pleasantly surprised. Good gum collection. Nice array of learning formats. The video of the lighthouses was excellent.

Thank Laura J
Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The museum punches well above its weight considering the size of the town. Not quiet as good as the Matakohe museum elsewhere in the district, but you would be miserable to complain. Great on a rainy day. The shipwreck exhibits are particularly impressive.

Thank 2017KimRoss
Sawtell, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We spent four hours there today. Loved the really good collection of "things" documenting life as it used to be. Very well presented.

1 Thank Jennifer D
Dargaville, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is our local museum and has much to do with the Kauri Timber Trade and the export of the Timber from Dargaville area. Good to visit with the family and especially on a wet day.The staff are friendly and can tell one much about the subject to supplement the displays. Some of the volunteers who man the desk have... More 

1 Thank pelizabethcutts

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