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    The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is the place where Māori chiefs first signed their accord with the British Crown – the Treaty of Waitangi – Te Tiriti of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. The Treaty Grounds feature the historic Treaty House, the magnificently carved meeting house and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. Enjoy strolling through one of New Zealand’s great beauty spots with its panoramic views of the Bay of Islands. Tours & Experiences Grounds Admission Valid for... Read more

    NEW! Don't miss our new extension Window into Workshop! Address: Corner of Camperdown Rd and Weka St, Miramar, Wellington Directions (By bus, car or foot)! Hours: Seven Days a Week, 9am - 5:30pm Driving? 20 minutes from central Wellington. Free street parking. For buses, we have a dedicated drop off and pick up point outside the Weta Cave on Camperdown Road. If this space happens to be full, buses can alternatively drop off visitors on Darlington Road. Visitors can then use the pedestrian crossing. For... Read more

    Across the road from the iconic Cornish Pumphouse, the new Gold Discovery Centre first welcomes visitors with its striking facade. This is something new! Inside you’ll find yourself immersed in interactive activities. You’ll be pushing hard against an air-leg drill that will shake your bones, just like a real drill. You’ll lean on a plunger to trigger a simulated explosion down the gold mine, then for a change of pace you might try to beat the shady dealer at a game of Two-up. You’ll marvel at... Read more

    The Otago Museum shares the natural, cultural and scientific stories of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. The Museum is 150 years old in 2018, although many of the items in our collection are far older. Our collection includes over 1.5 million objects, which come from around the globe. We use these objects to tell our visitors more about the world – from here in Dunedin to deep space, from millions of years ago to envelope-pushing research – through galleries, exhibitions, displays, tours... Read more

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    Situated in Harding Park overlooking the town with magnificent views of the surrounding district the Dargaville Museum tells the maritime history of the Northern Wairoa river and has an absorbing display of shipwrecks and relics from the West Coast. Exhibits range from the unique 16 metre long pre European hand adzed Maori canoe to the masts of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior. Our Pioneer history is also told along with a fascinating insight into the life of the Dalmatian Gumdigger complete... Read more

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    Take a journey through the memories, perils, loss, triumph and humour of the men and women who served - and continue to serve - this country on the ocean waves. As an island nation, the sea has been crucial to New Zealand for travel, commerce, and defence. And the navy has taken a key role in this country's security and development. Take time to enjoy this unique organisation, its fascinating stories, its courage, comradeship, and commitment as it serves New Zealand now and in the future. ADMISSION... Read more

    The Gore Historical Museum focusses on the history of Eastern Southland and the Mataura River Valley. The attractive displays include early costume and textiles, Victoriana, gold recovery, farming relics and domestic and medical memorabilia, providing an enjoyable visitor experience for all ages. Read more

    Aratoi Museum has offered activities for children for decades. We welcome school groups, and we run activities during school holidays. We have two annual student exhibitions: Breadcraft Wairarapa Schools Art Show and NZQA Top Art exhibition. Please telephone us from 10am to 4:30 to see what's on offer now. OUR MUSEUM • Aratoi Museum is the largest museum in the Wairarapa and specializes in Wairarapa social history, NZ art & Māori taonga • Our special focus is on artists & issues of... Read more

    The Katherine Mansfield House and Garden is a fully restored period house where the famous author Katherine Mansfield was born in 1888. Katherine Mansfield is New Zealand’s most internationally famous author. She was a writer of short stories, poetry, letters, journals and reviews and changed the way the short story was written in the English language. She was a rebel and a modernist who lived her short life of 34 years to the full. The house was returned to its original layout and design in the... Read more

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    Otaki Museum s housed in the restored 1918 BNZ building on Main Street. t carries out a number of activities: * tells Otaki's stories through a changing exhibition programme *researches the history of Otaki and the surrounding district *collects objects, stories, and images of interest * has an extensive photographic collection and many early copies of the town's newspaper, the Otaki Mail * holds archival material relating to the town, including records from Otaki School and the Otaki Borough... Read more

    The purpose of the Museum is to preserve the history of Helensville and Lower Kaipara. We have four buildings which house collections of items from 1862 onwards set in cottage gardens with a small hut in a bush area. The Hec Nicholls Memorial Barn houses displays of farming, fishing, and transport items. This is good place to lose the males of the family. Hedley House has been renovated and is set up as an Edwardian home. Displays include old dresses, kitchen, parlour and childrens room. The... Read more

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    A specialist art gallery and promote the arts through education with classes, seminars , workshops and exhibitions. and provide seminars & journeys also on the history of global art Read more

    The Museum showcases two very distinct collections that collide in a celebration of design, innovation and wonder. Where else in the world can you see a stunning selection of more than 60 wearable art garments, alongside more than 140 veteran, vintage and classic cars? Together the wearable art and collectible cars epitomise the very heart of WOW – exploding the boundaries of design so that creativity and invention can thrive in a world of limitless possibilities. Read more

    Visit Te Hikoi Museum and Visitor Centre to learn about the journeys of our early settlers. Discover our rich geological history and view historic artifacts within our modern interactive museum setting. Use our centre as a base to learn about all the area has to offer and plan your visit to Southland and Fiordland. Read more

    Founded in 1982, the Papakura Museum has displayed many artefacts, documents, and photographs of local historic interest (Papakura, Drury, and surrounding districts) to visitors for many years, and will continue to do so in years to come. The Papakura Museum has one permanent exhibit called the Story of Papakura, showcasing what life was like in Papakura before humans arrived, right through to WWII. There is a military gallery, currently dedicated to WWI, and 4 featured exhibits throughout the... Read more

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    Waiuku Museum was established almost 50 years ago in the old Waiuku Fire Station. Over the years the collection has been maintained by volunteers, and this is still the case. Below is a brief summary of what is available at the museum. We have permanent displays and changing exhibitions of local history. This includes historic buildings on the Tamakae Reserve. The historic buildings include the Second Maioro School, Pollok Cottage and Hartmann House. The museum caters for school and other... Read more

    Packed to the rafters with historic vehicles, tractors and machinery - Feilding's Coach House Museum is home to an outstanding collection of rural New Zealand Heritage that will entertain young and old alike for between 1-3 hours. Over 140 years of Manawatu settlement, vehicle and farming history are presented in informative and highly visual displays. There are a number of vehicles that little visitors can 'have-a-go' on such as cracking a whip on a horse-drawn gig, or climbing aboard an authentic... Read more

    We encourage an interest in the history of the Otahuhu area and preserve items and photographs of historical importance. Our rooms contain a collection of household items, memorabilia, photos and archives relating to the history of the Otahuhu area and how its people used to live. The rooms are open 10am-12pm every Wednesday, from February to November or by appointment. Read more

    Explore our heritage at the South Canterbury Museum on Perth Street, downtown Timaru. From fossils to fashions there are hundreds of fascinating things to see, as well as changing exhibitions to enjoy and activities to do. The South Canterbury Museum is a family-friendly attraction with free entry - donations encouraged. It is open Tuesday - to Friday from 10am, and weekend afternoons. The Museum's permanent exhibitions focus on the nature and history of our region. Topics include geology,... Read more

    Plan a fun family day out at Crystal Mountain! Come see New Zealands largest selection of Crystals and minerals from around the world and beyond exhibited in our world class Crystal Mine Museum and for sale in our Retail Gallery. Crystal Mountain has been purpose built for ease of entry for guests of all ages, regardless of physical ability; and will delight both old and young with the many things to see and do.The themed animal park is an exciting adventure with pony rides and many other interactive... Read more

    We are the region's main museum & art gallery. There is always alot happening at Central Stories including; lectures, workshops, exhibitions and tours. During the school/summer holiday we like to put on special events/activities for children and families. So come along for a visit and see what is happening! Read more

    Auckland War Memorial Museum is New Zealand's first Museum. The Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum is a war memorial for the province of Auckland and holds one of New Zealand's top three heritage libraries. It has pre-eminent Māori and Pacific collections, significant natural history resources and major social and military history collections, as well as decorative arts and pictorial collections. Read more

    Discover Rotorua's rich culture, volatile landscape and dramatic history in this world-class museum. Innovative exhibitions, fascinating cinema experiences and informative guided tours enable visitors to discover the amazing stories of this unique region. Watch the Rotorua Stories film to discover the scientific and mythological reasons for Rotorua's volatile landscape, or visit the poignant Maori Battalion Cinema to learn about the heroic soldiers in World War II. Meet famous leaders, legendary... Read more

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