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Dargaville Museum

Harding Park, Dargaville, New Zealand
+64 9-439 7555
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Not to be missed

Welcoming and helpful staff on entry, small fee, and a wealth of information about Dargaville and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anne I
A beautifully laid out museum

A very impressive museum. Obviously some of the members of staff had gone to great efforts to... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
FlyingkiwiOamaru
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rainbow warrior” (19 reviews)
“kauri gum” (21 reviews)
“entry fee” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Harding Park, Dargaville, New Zealand
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+64 9-439 7555
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"rainbow warrior"
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"kauri gum"
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"entry fee"
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"maritime history"
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"hill overlooking"
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"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"great collection"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"few hours"
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"gift shop"
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"all sorts"
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"very helpful staff"
in 2 reviews
"tree trunks"
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"wonderful history"
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"an adult"
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"behind glass"
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"te papa"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Welcoming and helpful staff on entry, small fee, and a wealth of information about Dargaville and Northland in particular of course, as well as life in pioneer days that could apply to anywhere, all beautifully presented. Great videos about swamp kauri log extraction, as well...More

Thank Anne I
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

A very impressive museum. Obviously some of the members of staff had gone to great efforts to ensure things were nicely displayed. So much of the history of the area was nicely exhibited. Great work folks.

Thank FlyingkiwiOamaru
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Been compared with Te Papa.Great history of the area.Don,t miss this great museum.You won,t be disappointed.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

There's a small museum in most small regional towns in NZ, and most of them are really only interesting to local residents with a sense of history. The Dargaville Museum is startlingly different. For starters it's HUGE. The space is absolutely full of fascinating history...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

great Museum to spend at least a couple of hours in. Early New Zealand history, pioneers, shipping and Maori exhibits

Thank kauriinfo
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you are in the Dargaville area of North Island New Zealand then the museum is a must. There are lots of very interesting things to see telling the history of the area. There is also the mast and parts of the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior...More

Thank 441syl
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Our Lonely Planet Guide directed us here as a “must see” and boy it did not disappoint! Not a huge museum but filled will nostalgia and enthusiastic staff. Certainly a must see if you have a few hours to spare.

Thank Danyell S
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This museum is located on a hill a ltlle to the west of the town area, and has MUSEUM painted on the sideThis is an amazing museum with so much to take in. There is an amzing selection of kauri gum items to admre, with...More

Thank Clive R
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

A terrific collection of items, information and photos lovingly gathered together and displayed for all to share so dont skimp on time, take time. Be amazed by 3,000 year old tree trunks, be wowed by the huge collection of Kauri Gum rattle through the history,...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this little museum. However I thought getting charged $15 pp was steep and unusual for a museum. This is the first museum I have paid to view. As we had just traveled from Tane mahuta that day the museum was very interesting with...More

Thank Erin Y
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