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Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum

Cnr State Highway 3 and Kent Road, New Plymouth | New Zealand, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-752 2845
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museum has great range of exhibits

There are lots of differnet items well displayed and very cheerful friendly staff to give some of... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
DIYexpert
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Treasure of history, well worth a visit

What a wonderful treasure of history this place is. Run by volunteers who are very welcoming and... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
fraggle2018
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“on display” (3 reviews)
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Cnr State Highway 3 and Kent Road, New Plymouth | New Zealand, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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+64 6-752 2845
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

There are lots of differnet items well displayed and very cheerful friendly staff to give some of th e history.

Thank DIYexpert
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

What a wonderful treasure of history this place is. Run by volunteers who are very welcoming and full of knowledge. We had a lot of fun discovering things we had completely forgotten about, from by gone years. It is a shame the local Council does...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Went there with a group of friends recently. took around 2 hours to see everything. We didn't exactly have a guided tour but having the time to ourselves to explore was fantastic, and we took our sweet time to see each and every detail of...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Interesting collection of items: transport, farming, industry, household and more. Doesn’t look very impressive from the outside but worth having a look for just $7. Run by volunteers.

Thank Pauline K
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Took my four year old here, not knowing what to expect and came away pretty disappointed. This is basically a collection of sheds with a variety of old transport, agricultural and domestic appliances inside. It would be better described as a 'collection' or an 'assortment'...More

2  Thank Borderlinetraveller
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

A nice casual wander around and among so much stuff that once was in everyday use. Great to show kids just how far we've come with technology in such a short time.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Family with children from 2 to 14 and all really enjoyed it. Being able to ring all round the buildings on the telephone exchange was a highlight. Not many places you can take a family and the children are allowed to play on most things....More

Thank bms2016
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Never having been excited by machinery I never took the time to isit this museum whilst living in New Plymouth. Returning as a visitor and being taken around by an old friend who is one of the many who volunteers his time here, I was...More

Thank Carol O
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

My daughter, grand-children (boys of 3 and 7) and myself from the UK all enjoyed this museums. There was plenty of interaction, and made history very accessible for the children. Sadly I remembered some of the exhibits.

1  Thank M_russell11
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

This volunteer run museum gave our family (3 generations - including a 6 and 7 year old) a heap of fun on a wet day. Right from making ticker-tap with their names at the front door to the telephones you could use to ring other...More

Thank Keren D
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