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“Amazing History”
Review of Waipu Museum

Waipu Museum
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Waipu
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Absolutely amazing museum, learnt some amazing history about some exordinary people in their journey to Waipu from their homeland. Great to see the traditions and customs they brought with them are still celebrated today.
Big plus for the layout and commentary provided. A must to visit.

Thank spuds6
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"nova scotia"
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"new zealand"
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"early settlers"
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"scottish heritage"
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"lots of history"
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"interesting information"
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"short video"
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"helpful staff"
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"about half an hour"
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"information boards"
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"lovely gift shop"
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"incredible journey"
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"little gem"
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"on display"
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"small town"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Waipu Museum tells the amazing story of the most famous migration, from Scotland, Nova Scotia, (Canada) then sailing again to New Zealand via South Africa and Australia in the 19th century! These hardy Scots built their own sailing ships and navigated their way by the stars under the leadership of Rev. Norman McLeod.
This Museum was rated as the 'Best Small Museum in NZ', but I have been told that it is 'The Best Small Museum in the World'!

Thank Raewynn W
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum, interesting to read about the history of the Scottish settlement in the area. Very informative and well worth the visit.

Thank Rowee
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Very interesting for all ages. Tells the story of the first settlers who founded Waipu, and how they travelled there.

Thank RoyLBexhill
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Stopped in Waipu for coffee and found this amazing museum. Really interesting and informative. Only a small museum but thoughtfully constructed - excellent displays.

Thank MrsManning585
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