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Address: 2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 835 2338
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9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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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Fantastic fun for adults and kids

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Draco_Malfoy
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Napier, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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