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Puke Ariki

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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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Must see, I wish most info centres are like this place.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Lanny M
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Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I visit Puke Ariki often - with my class of 5-7 year old children and on my own. I am always entranced with the range of exhibitions and the attentive staff willing to guide and explain. The museum links up with the library so the learning journey continues over several floors and buildings. This is a great place to while... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Quite surprised to hear the café was out of milk - it arrived just in time for our drinks to be made. Lovely friendly staff member. Food average.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The weekend we visited New-Plymouth it poured with rain. So after a brunch at the cafe at the museum explored the museum. Full of interesting exhibits (including a ANZAC section) thought it was cool that it was built around a building façade. (not sure what I mean you will have to visit it) It houses the information centre too which... More 

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Antwerpen, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This place is maybe the first place u should visit when u arrive in New Plymouth. The museum is great for kids, very interactive, and you´ll learn a lot about the region. It is als for free. The library is quiet big and very usefull for travellers (free wifi and good books of course). And in the information centre you´ll... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

There are lots of exhibits that help explain the history of the region - there is a research section of the library if you want to explore the region's history in depth. It is also a full-service regional library.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Very well situated and close to all restaurants and shopping. Well maintained in the CBD. The exhibits are interesting and worth a browse.

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Quite large for a local museum, and very well curated. [You know, the real meaning of curate, not to be confused with pulling together annotated lists of movies, pictures, etc. on the internet.] The special exhibition of notes and histories of local WWI casualties and veterans was very moving. The trenches destroyed so many of the survivors who, here as... More 

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Address: 1 Ariki Street | Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4620, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 (6) 759 6060
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth

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