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“What a hidden gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Northland Firehouse Museum

Northland Firehouse Museum
RD2, Okaihau 0476, New Zealand
64 9 401 9295
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Okaihau
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“What a hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

This little museum was one of the highlights of our entire trip to New Zealand. Actually, it isn't that little. It's amazing what one man has done with his devotion and a lifetime of collecting. Brian Denton and his wife, Lesley, have created exceptional displays of everything firefighting-related from trucks to uniforms & badges to maps to model fire engines, all from around the world. And Brian is a walking encylopedia of knowledge and history! Fascinating to talk to and a priceless guide. We spent an entire afternoon with him ...... all for a donation. It's a little bit off the tourist track, but well worth finding!

Visited November 2011
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“Wow. A tiny building, but a huge display. One mans obsession, don't miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Even for non-fireys, this is a fantastic museum. Open to all for only a donation, but give a good one as it is a great museum with heaps of displays. The building is deceptive, we just couldn't believe how big the displays were, NZ Firefighters, International Firefighters, half a dozen working trucks. Don't miss this if you are heading down SH1, just north of Okaihau. It is one mans obsession (he is of course in the local volunteer brigade).

Visited January 2012
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