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Taupo Museum

4 Story Place, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
(07) 376 0414
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Ranked #7 of 27 Attractions in Taupo
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: For those travellers who enjoy learning about the culture of the places that they visit in New Zealand, the Taupo Museum should be visited. This... more »
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Gleniffer
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This little museum has some good geological information and some excellent Maori cultural exhibits. Particularly fine Maori carving in the meeting house is worth a visit on its own, along with an impressively large, old waka. Outside is a gorgeous little garden which was transported to England to win a gold medal for NZ at the Chelsea Flower Show in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

...if you want to learn more about the geological and maori history of the area. The amazingly preserved 15 metre 1.2 tonne Maori canoe, found in the hiils by a pig hunter circa 1950 and thought to have been carved circa 1850's, was amazing!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A great little museum, well curated and a good place to pop into - especially on a rainy day! The staff are friendly and helpful and there is an interesting and eclectic collection.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Learn a little of the past at this rather nice museum. A lot of topics covered and something to interest everyone. A bargain for seniors too at $3 entry. Loved the reconstructed 'Chelsea Winner' garden from 2004 depicting New Zealand. Inside plenty of Maori history and a replica meeting house, a model train showing the logging era, many interactive displays... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Such a great little museum with a beautiful garden as well. The gallery has ever changing exhibitions and interactive areas for children. So much history with such a small price for entry.

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Edinburgh uk
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Often it doesn't rain so you miss a visit This is a small town Museum which surpasses many . It is packed with fascinating memorabilia ,beautiful artefacts and novel local treasures It is modern,interesting in a great way ...and has an excellent wee shop

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Cheap entry, lots of interaction with exhibits and a lot of written history to read. Currently exhibiting Matariki, Te Haerenga - The Journey. Beautiful garden, and Tuwharetoa Gallery. Loved it.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It is small, dusty and old, but the collection at Taupo museum is a little treasure chest of Geological and both Maori and Colonial histories of the area. And the 300 year old waka is pretty impressive too! The price ($5 entry) reflects the location, but you definitely get your money's worth!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The museum has information of taupo right from when it was founded about the maori arrivals....moa birds. arrivals of Europeans and changes in the culture the timber industry how was it evolved. A small garden is quiet impressive ..

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Only $5 admission per adult. Give children a clipboard with pictures of items they need to find around the museum. A good sample/range of artefacts and interactive things to do. Kids had an area where they could do puzzles and craft. Very helpful staff. Would have loved a cafe. Would have been nice to have a hot chocolate at the... More

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