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Address: 67 Main Road | Makaraka, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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A collection of New Zealand history

There is an awful lot to see here, with six sheds full of mechanical things saved from being lost. A lot of it is not well displayed and seems to be I storage until one of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
80 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There is an awful lot to see here, with six sheds full of mechanical things saved from being lost. A lot of it is not well displayed and seems to be I storage until one of the volunteers can restore it. Having said that though it is fascinating to look at the old cars, and petrol pumps, and a shed... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great place with lots of old commercial trucks that need attention to save from the elements for the next generations. The guys do good work but it looks like they need help to keep things on track, may be some funding from somewhere? for more sheds. I called in for a quick look and stayed for hours so much... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was a great place to take my kids and they just loved it, theres so much to see, you could spend hours here, its all old stuff and so much of it, I gave the earliest date I could but I hadn't really been here for a long time, Is it still open? I must have a look if... More 

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Oxford, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The local authorities really need to give this place a hand. A lot of sorting out is required there.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Kids would be fascinated by the antique fire engines and all sorts of appliances from this museum. Not just a boy's thing, my girls enjoyed it too!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

It only costs $5 per person to browse the "museum" but it was not really a museum but a collection of sheds with antiques cluttered everywhere. There was no attempt of organization or order in the "museum" as it has not been maintained at all. There were cobwebs everywhere (collecting them up on our legs as we walked through). I... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

What a great place for the kids to run off some energy! It's the nearest thing Gisborne has to a theme park!! Huge sheds full of olde worlde stuff that Grandparents can remember and the kids can handle, run around and climb on. There is very little you are asked not to touch, so the kids love it. It is... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

ECMoT has an amasing collection of bizarre and unusual items. Run by an enthusiastic bunch of volunteers, the museum has been working continuously to improve it's facilities and displays, and has made massive changes in the last 2 years. Collections include fire engine, stationary motors, railway equipment, model railway, military vehicles, tractors and agricultural equipment and much much more. Recent... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Having visited this Museum 20 years ago as a teenager, I was keen to come back and see what it was like now. It is still awesome as ever, and would recommend to all. The price is inexpensive at only $5 per adult, and has something of interest for everyone. The caretakers are informative and very welcoming, and are real... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Enjoyed an interesting afternoon meandering around the displays. My partner especially enjoyed the large display of fire engines.

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