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“Cheap and a true experience of yesteryear.”

Thames Historical Museum
Ranked #11 of 18 things to do in Thames
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Cheap and a true experience of yesteryear.”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

The museum is set up to experience what life was like a century ago. Very nostalgic with true artefacts and displays.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great little museum”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

My wife and I (in our late 40s) dropped in to the museum late on a Saturday afternoon. It was $5 per adult, which we both thought was well worth it. The team of volunteers running the museum have done an excellent job pulling together material from the town's interesting history. The links to businesses still running, like the foundry, and the quality of the exhibits lifted the museum above the average for small town museums. The volunteer on duty kindly put on a wind-up gramophone for us - it's not often these days that you get to see one in action.

Visited April 2013
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Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Little gem”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Very small area, yet the grounds are bare. For such a small area it has filled out with a good display indoors. Thames have a few Museum's now, the Historical Society is very active.

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Thank Noeline M
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Wellington
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“So much to see”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this, the displays were amazing. Especially the wooden replicas of historic Thames buildings - many of which no longer exist. Well worth the visit

Visited February 2013
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Thank Disien
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Coromandel Peninsula,Thames,
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A step back in time.”
Reviewed 6 June 2012

Thames heritage is so evident in the Museum. The whole town is like a movie set. Some film crews are using the Heritage buildings for back drops for advertising and films. What a clever move in not having to build these backdrops. It is all here in Thames.

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Thank 1accommodation
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