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

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

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Spent a few hours in this museum on a wet afternoon in New Plymouth. Provides very interesting info about the area and the people. This is an interactive museum that caters for all ages and interests- I loved the fashion aspects and the human look of war

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I visited this museum four years ago and enjoyed seeing it again this year. This museum offers a wonderful experience for all ages and we spent many hours look around. I learnt a lot about Mount Tarnaki, the environment, flowers and animals. Staff were friendly. The Museum did not have a visitors book but I filled in a questionnaire. The... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is an excellent regional museum. It features displays from Taranaki's natural history (birds, etc), Maori culture, European settlement, and war history. There are some temporary displays as well. Great location near the beach, New Plymouth CBD, and the Aborio Restaurant. Parking was $1 per hour downstairs. Entry into the museum is free. They have at least 2 wheelchairs for... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This museum certainly tells the story of Taranaki from every angle and age. It is well laid out with good basement space for imaginative temporary exhibitions, computer gaming when we were there to be followed by Gallipoli in April. A bonus for visitors is that the iSite is situated here.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visited this museum because it was a rainy day. Like most museums it was well worth the visit. It's not the best museum I've visited but worth a look.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Free entry. Good exhibits on a variety of local and natural science topics. Recent Anzac Day exhibition.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We found the exhibits to be very intersting and educational. The Maori history is well done. So many exhibits have no history.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

With one day to explore New Plymouth we had intended to visit parks and gardens, but went to Puke Ariki instead because my husband had a bad gout attack and couldn't walk. I was able to park immediately under the museum, borrow one of their wheelchairs from the hugely helpful lady at reception, take it out to the car park... More 

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