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Review of Waipu Museum

Waipu Museum
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Waipu
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

As Canadians with a Cape Breton heritage, travelling in New Zealand, we were surprised by one of the street names in Waipu - Nova Scotia Blvd. We stopped in the at the museum and learned a great deal about our ancestors who travelled from Scotland to Cape Breton and then to Waipu to settle. Amazing little museum with tons of great information and very helpful/friendly staff.

Thank Laura R
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"early settlers"
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"local history"
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"lovely gift shop"
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Very interested, well summarised history of the scottish migration to the local area. Lots to read and artifacts to see. It is really an epic story.

Thank Lucille L
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

We visited the Scottish museum after a long drive from Orewa. As we live in Scotland it was only appropriate to visit the village which was started by them after a grueling voyage from Nova Scotia two centuries ago. The museum was very nice and well laid out. Slainthe!

Thank René R
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I took a visitor from Thailand to see this amazing compact museum with so much to see read and enjoy. He enjoyed it and had his camera out constantly ...One cannot but be impressed and somewhat affected by the trials and hardships endured by those early settlers . A great presentation all round and I am proud to show my Grand father's Gum collection off too !

Thank TerryRT
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

A wonderful presentation of the Scottish landing in Waipu with some outstanding items. Everyone was friendly and helpful, the gift shop was great, bathroom facilities very nice. A great stop.

Thank aspen1961
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