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Faraday Centre

Address: 2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 835 2338
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Napier
Type: Museums
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Napier, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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115 reviews 115 reviews
30 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The team of volunteers at the Faraday Centre are a fantastic group of enthusiasts who maintain and demonstrate a wonderful collection of working exhibits which delight and enthrall everyone. Enjoy some reminiscing, there is something here for young and old.

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Porirua, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Such an awesome place to visit for small and big kids alike! Loads of hands on things to get involved with and the Tesla Coil has to be seen to be believed! A couple of hours just disappeared through consumed investigations! A must do.

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Brisbane, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The museum had much on display. Some displays didn't offer all of the information that I was hoping for and I felt that the items were not always presented with a context, felt a little like someone found lots of old things and just put them together so for the very young this meant that displays didn't always make sense.... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Totally loved this place. It's taken me almost 4 years to go there after moving to Napier; now I'm wondering why, as its packed with fascinating items. The gentleman volunteers who operate the place are wonderful. They may be advanced in years, but it's fantastic to see the genuine enthusiasm and excitement in their eyes as they tell you all... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was an amazing experience. The help from the volunteers was just enough without being over the top. The exhibits were in good condition. Would recommend to people of all ages.

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Foster, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Really well laid out museum - on the ground floor working engines and wonderful scientific experiments which you can interact with - kids and blokes would love it. Upstairs history of various occupations - butcher, telephonist, hairdresser etc.

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Napier, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Hands on museum staffed by the enthusiasts who keep everything working. Something of interest to appeal to all ages.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This fascinating technology museum is one we never get tired and always take our visitors to see. Very reasonably priced and the volunteer staff are friendly and helpful. The Tessler coil is the piece de resistance but there are many, many more fascinating items, many of them are hands on. There is always some little item to discover that I... More

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