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Address: 1 Ariki Street | Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4620, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 (6) 759 6060
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This museum is pretty good for a free attraction. It tells of the history of taranaki, has some great old photos and artefacts and downstairs always has a new exhibit. The gift... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This museum is pretty good for a free attraction. It tells of the history of taranaki, has some great old photos and artefacts and downstairs always has a new exhibit. The gift shop is nice and the restaurant does great food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Free wifi. Located right by the coast close to the wind wand. Also next to the shopping center. There is a café. There is a section of makeup books which signals to me that they will have books on anything. Their on site search engine is very easy to use and the library itself very easy to navigate as it... More 

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The museum has lots of interesting displays, especially about mount Taranaki and the wildlife around the area....it also hosts specialist displays thoughtout the year and its free to get in.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wonderfully laid out museum, with lots of interesting things. Particularly liked history of surfing! Well organised and lovely cafe too

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a great place to spend a couple of hours. Our daughter had a fun time doing the treasure hunt. If you are in New Plymouth, do visit this place. It is well worth it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I learned a lot about the province in this well-curated small museum. Excellent storytelling and some remarkable objects. I thought it was telling that the Maori and Pakeha stories were told separately, given the difficult history of the region. And that the entry notice to the Maori section felt the need to (almost) apologise for telling uncomfortable truths. A very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I wish more info places like this, the collections were well thought out and setup, and had things for all members of the family could enjoy. It was definitely a worthwhile place to visit.

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Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great displays of World War 1 downstairs and permanent collections up stairs was also quite amazing. Definitely a great place to visit even if you've been there before as they're always changing the displays.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Couldn't believe the great memorabilia of Ranfurly Shield days. Plus the wonderful 'ferdi' parades. It is a fabulous museum!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful Museum - well set out with interesting exhibits for all age groups - allow plenty of time to see everything including the Taranaki movie

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