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Address: 2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 835 2338
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Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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Educational and fun

I expected to only be at Faraday for just over an hour as my 13 and 9 year nieces get bored very quickly without an i-device in their hands. So I was pleasantly surprised that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
karel57
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auckland, new zealand
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auckland, new zealand
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I expected to only be at Faraday for just over an hour as my 13 and 9 year nieces get bored very quickly without an i-device in their hands. So I was pleasantly surprised that we were all still intrigued when the centre was closing for the day. Our two and half hours there just flew by. The staff, who... More 

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Blenheim New zealand
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great collection of varied items. Friendly and informative volunteer staff who are a mine of information on most items. Plenty of nostalgic memories for the older Kiwi who grew up with a lot of the exhibits. The "hands on " invitation was great fun. My wife enjoyed playing the Harmonium an instrument she had learned to play as a youngster.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Realy awesome exhibitions with most of it being hands on letting you experience all the old timely things. It would be really good for both young and old alike.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Brilliant Technology Museum, staffed by friendly volunteers who make the place. We had a rain day here with a 5 and 9 year old it was brilliant well worth the time. It is open Monday Wednesday Friday mornings very affordable.

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Napier, New Zealand
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41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Despite having lived in Napier my whole life, I have never actually visited this place before so decided to take the time to visit today. I was pleasantly surprised about this place. Greeted by friendly volunteers and was treated to music from a vintage German machine. The volunteers are obviously very enthusiastic and friendly, very passionate about this place. They... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went to the Faraday Center and spent a couple of hours there. The volunteers just ooze enthusiasm and passion about this place and it is easy to see why. There are very few static displays. Most things are moving or involve you making them work. Exceptional.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This looked like a great place to spend a few hours with kids - we were all geared up to come with my 11 and 13 year old but sadly had not noticed that they closed at 11am on a Saturday. It is run by volunteers so fair enough. Wish we could have got in.

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Napier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Fantastic little "museum" that is so interactive that it keeps the little visitors totally engaged and interested. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and always willing to chat and pass on information.

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Napier, New Zealand
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The centre is very hands on, so that children and aldults can get to experience how things worked a century ago. For the older person it is a trip to the bygone era. I loved the phone where you put a penny in thew slot.. The Faraday Centre has lots of volunteers about to explain things if you want to... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This hands-on technology centre is dedicated to helping school kids understand science and technology. Brilliant resources to experience power, electricity and more and all done by an amazing band of volunteers

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Additional Information about Faraday Centre

Address: Address: 2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 835 2338
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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