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Faraday Centre

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Address: 2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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+64 6-835 2338
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Hours:
Mon 09:00 - 13:00
Wed 09:00 - 13:00
Fri 09:00 - 13:00
Sat 09:00 - 11:30

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Amazing place.

Didn't know what to expect but we were amazed at how good it was. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and very passionate about the displays. There was lots to try and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
AliSin01
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Didn't know what to expect but we were amazed at how good it was. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and very passionate about the displays. There was lots to try and always someone to demonstrate and explain. We visited at the same time as a group of young children and they were completely engaged and entertained. Highly recommended for... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks for helping to make our Xmas Tour a great success. Little did we know there was sooooo.... much to see, being able to be hands on was great. Great trip down memory lane with enthusiastic volunteers. Could imagine children would love being able to try everything out without being told 'don't touch'. Keep up the good work.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Your grandchildren will love this place. Lots of interactive stuff to do and some great staff to help you enjoy it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit - very hands on for all ages. My kids really enjoyed the different things to see and try, as did I. A highlight was the tesla coil. Don't miss the UV light room - we almost didn't see it, but kids had a good giggle at their teeth lighting up very white under the uv lights!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Learn about electricity, solar power, telephones, sound and heaps more in a great hands on environment. Excellent for adults and kids. Highly recommended.

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Thank Andrew I
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great museum with loads of practical hands on exhibits ranging from a tesla machine to old phones to morse transmitters to arcade games. Very knowledgeable staff and so many great things. Mostly based on electricity but water pumps of all sorts and stationary engines. We were there for two hours and all 8 of us ranging from 4 to 50yrs... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is an incredibly hands on museum. There is eclectic mix of exhibits - everything from restored engines, old kitchen appliances, working pinball machines, exhibits demonstrating electromagnetism and pianola among much more. All the volunteers were knowledgeable and happy to show us around and explain how things had worked. This museum is definitely worth a visit - particularly good for... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This appears to be a small museum until you step inside. So much information presented in an infomative and hands on way. Excellant for all ages.

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Marton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is like walking into the Tardis.....looks small from the outside but has so much to offer and look at. Great if you enjoy technical, engineering, historical type equipment. Great friendly volunteers run the place.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Recommended by our evil step mother, this place redeemed her! Right from the entrance the museum encourages you to touch, play climb and make as much noise as you want!! Arriving early we had the place to ourselves, the kids went wild, Miss 11 played with everything, the electricity, windmills, pinball machines, motorbike, water pumps, shoe shine machine, you name... More 

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