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Surprisingly Good, Well Thought Out, Must Visit

I am not usually a mad keen museum person however this place is exceptional for what is essentially... read more

Reviewed today
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Called in on a quiet Monday morning. Service was quick and friendly. My flat white was nice and... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Molesworth Drive | Mangawhai Heads, Mangawhai 0540, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

I am not usually a mad keen museum person however this place is exceptional for what is essentially a small regional service. The entry fee is very reasonable and the layout of the floor plan is very well put together with diverse subjects covered that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BernardR792
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

Called in on a quiet Monday morning. Service was quick and friendly. My flat white was nice and strong. Miss 8 had an ice block as we had cycled up from the village. A very pleasant visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Davieland
Reviewed 13 January 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this Museum. It has a lot of good displays and information on the history of the area. We arrived around 2pm and actually ran out of time, and didn't see all the displays before closing time at 4pm. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bobbie R
Reviewed 23 December 2018

This was a very interesting museum and a good size for a small town. We learnt a lot here and the displays were of a good quality. We were lucky enough to visit on a day where we had free entry. There are some good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We went to this museum as part of my kids home schooling curriculum. they got a few interesting facts as an assignment. They loved it. The part that stood out the most was in the middle of the museum there was an outhouse beside a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HHinMexico
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Covered so much history of the past 170 years it really is a special visit. Well chosen, maintained and displayed items which connect the visitor firmly with the area. Special stories of local families bring the settlers very much to life. Both the gift shop...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steve L
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This is one of the best little museums I have ever been in. For a small town, the Waipu Museum is really great. It covers the early history of the town and the impact the Reverant McLoed and the Scots had on the area. This...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I took a group of seniors for a visit. They loved this museum and thought it was one of the best we've visited.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Freklejuice
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Tells the story of the Mangawhai area very well. Has historical and current content. It doesn't take long to walk through but you will leave with a great understanding of the area.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TravelFoodLive
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is an excellent museum and was a perfect place to while away a VERY wet afternoon! Heaps of information about the history of the local area from early Maori settlement, through the busy trading period for kauri logs, and the shipbuilding era (who knew!)....More

Date of experience: March 2017
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