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Faraday Centre

2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 2338
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Fun and interesting museum

My boyfriend and I visited the Faraday Centre on a weekday morning, so we were the only ones there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HoneyBadgerBex
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
A hidden gem for all the family with lots of bangs and flashes

If, like my family, we like machines that go flash and bang, this eclectic mixture of nineteenth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nigel T
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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+64 6-835 2338
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited the Faraday Centre on a weekday morning, so we were the only ones there for most of the time. It has several enthusiastic volunteers there, but they weren't intrusive at all (we don't enjoy guided tours for the most part)...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If, like my family, we like machines that go flash and bang, this eclectic mixture of nineteenth and twentieth century devices is for you. There are spotlights, echo dishes, old telegraph machines, plus a range of impressive high voltage machines fully operational yet totally safe....More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Really great to go to a place that has machinery and artifacts from yesteryear. Great for all ages and cultures

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Our Probus Group recently visited this fascinating museum. They opened especially for us and David and Pat and the other volunteers could not have been more friendly and helpful. Great communication before the visit makes it easy for groups.While some museums are not to everyone’s...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Kids really enjoyed looking at all the 'old' stuff and learning a bit about science too.There are lots of interactive exhibits here and people on site to explain things to you.

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

This is a great place for both kids and adults , this is one museum where it is ok to touch , in fact it is encouraged . From the old working telephones, to the Bells to chime in a certain order , just so...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

We've been meaning to come here for years and always get day / time wrong. Anyone wanting to visit note the hours and day's very carefully. Depending on what interests you you can easily spend between 2 and 4 hours comfortably. There is so much...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Fascinating engineering and electrical artefacts that take you on a journey through time. Located in the Faraday Centre which was the Napier electricity hub in a previous life, there are lots of objects to explore (engines, typewriters, pianos, pumps, aeroplanes) and hands on exploration is...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

I loved this place. now in my 50s, I was a science nerd at school and some of this stuff brought back memories of early science classes, especially the Van De Graaf generator. Also some of the early home appliances on display were great. I...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2017

This place is amazing - all hands on - artifacts and machinery of times gone by , lots of fun with children able to use old phones, ring bells, and use lots of old machinery. Volunteers are wonderful and very patient..

Thank Jane S
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