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Paekakariki Station Museum

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What a nice surprise!

We were just passing through Paekakariki and saw the sign for the museum. We thought the station... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Lynda G
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
well worth a visit ...

Interesting items, books, maps and paraphernalia. A well informed person in charge the day we... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2018
Julie M
Wellington, New Zealand
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Sep 1, 2018
“What a nice surprise!”
Jan 13, 2018
“well worth a visit ...”
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

We were just passing through Paekakariki and saw the sign for the museum. We thought the station must be closed so we were surprised to see it was the main line with trains going into and out of Wellington. The museum was small but full...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

Interesting items, books, maps and paraphernalia. A well informed person in charge the day we went. Spent a fascinated hour or so. Let our train go by in order to explore some more.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Driven past many times, but had never been to this station.Was picking people up that had just done a steam train ride.Museum was really interesting.Great old pictures and some great old history of the Kapiti area.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank alan h
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

It passed the time nicely while waiting for our train. It has a loop train running around the roof which the women turned on for us. Interesting history of Paekakariki. Been meaning to have a look for ages so tick, done it now. Worth a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bartholomews51
Reviewed July 2, 2017

this is about the train station stop-off called petticoat junction. Great place to sit in the warmth with a hot drink and look at the museum pieces laying about

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank dianne_boss
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

If you're interested in the rich history of the Kapiti Coast, this is a must, and for anyone -- Kiwi, American or other -- who is the least bit interested in World War II, this is a must-must. The museum's small, but detailed exhibition about...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank tmccoydc12
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

By chance, we managed to catch the steam train leaving the station which was great. Returned later in the day, had a quick walk and look through the museum before grabbing a snack at the little kiosk.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Mel M
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Extremely friendly personnel, made a guided tour for me even though I have arrived before the museum had opened. There are not only steam trains, but also exposure of the WWII and Maori artifacts

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Natalia S
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Left the car here to wander the Te Araroa walkway, after 10km I wondered if we were ever gonna get back. Signal masters station is well dressed, Its a cool piece of heritage building. Shame that the platform isnt being used as a Cafe, would...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank impromptu1s
Reviewed June 21, 2016

I'd specifically sought out the bookshop - Kakariki Books - on the station platform and having browsed and bought books I moved on to check out the museum. Michael from the bookshop re-appeared, giving me a second welcome and inviting me to join him in...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jeneane_12
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