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Gold Discovery Centre
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 ...
Rotorua Museum
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 ...
Papakura Museum
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 ...
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 ...
Kawhia Beachside S - Cape Holiday Accommodation
Kawhia Beachside s-Cape Holiday Park is the only waterfront camp ground in Kawhia. Situated on the left as you come into Kawhia, you get great views of the harbour from their waterfront camping sites. 10 cabins and 5 motels are also available at family friendly prices, some with harbour views also. Springless trampoline, kayaks for hire and loan shovels to dig your own natural mineral hot spa on Ocean Beach, 6km away. RV Dump station, coin operated laundry and modern clean ablution block with free ...
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
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 ...
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 ...
MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology
The largest museum of its kind in New Zealand, MOTAT offers a fun, interactive, and educational experience. Explore our fascinating exhibitions telling stories of the history and development of New Zealand transport, technology and Kiwi ingenuity. MOTAT offers exciting School Holiday Experiences with a new theme and additional activities every school holidays. With lots of fun activities for kids to enjoy as well as the regular museum experience, MOTAT is a great choice for a fun day out over the ...
Otago Museum
A uniquely Otago experience Just a few minutes from city centre, you’ll discover the richness and vibrancy of the southern region through the special stories of Otago and New Zealand, a window on the Pacific and a gateway to the world. Get hands-on in Discovery World and experience interactive science at its best, with exciting experiments and engaging exhibits for visitors of all ages. Explore the Museum’s seven permanent galleries, from the Victorian-era Animal Attic to the Māori treasures ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
WellingtonTramway Museum Inc
Tram Rides and Tramway Museum. Take a journey into the Past. Ride the genuine ex-Wellington City trams which last ran in the City in 1964. 4 km return ride through Queen Elizabeth Park to the Beach takes about 20 minutes. Then browse the tram museum with photographs, momentoes and video of the historic days of Wellington trams. Suitable for all ages. All day tickets (as many tram rides on the day as you like) Adult $10, Child 5-15 $5, Family (2 Ad, 2Ch) $24. Under 5's no charge. Open ...
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, ...
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 ...
The Air Force Museum of New Zealand holds the national collection of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). The Museum’s role is to preserve and present the history of New Zealand’s military aviation through its collection. The collection is very diverse and includes objects covering the early days of New Zealand military aviation both prior to World War I and during this major conflict; the interwar years which saw the formation of the RNZAF in 1937; New Zealanders who fought in the RAF and ...
Situated in Harding Park overlooking the town with magnificent views of the surrounding district the Dargaville Museum tell 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 with ...
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 ...
Auckland Museum
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.
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 ...
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.
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!
Open daily 10am to 4.30pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day). The Taupo Museum two art galleries feature both local and touring exhibitions and change every six weeks. Local history displays, gift shop and the wharenui (Meeting House), Te Aroha o Rongokeihume with Ora, the Garden of Wellbing offer a one off experience for visitors to Taupo that is not to be missed.
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.
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