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Faraday Centre

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Address: 2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 835 2338
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9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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Girls Morning Out

What a fantastic place to visit. Volunteer staff are so knowledgable and dedicated. The age old equipment etc there is amazing and way beyond the depths of understanding for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mejado
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Napier, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic place to visit. Volunteer staff are so knowledgable and dedicated. The age old equipment etc there is amazing and way beyond the depths of understanding for the young ones in this very technology focussed era.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took 30 people from a retirment village and found it hard to get the men to leave they were so entrnched in observing machinery from last centrury. Plenty there for women to enjoy too but appealed to men immensely/

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Thank teepee979
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is the hands on museum to beat all interactive ones! This place is just fun for the whole family. Our small family group covered the spectrum of generations and there was something for everyone to play with. Older folks will love the trip down memory lane and youngsters will be scrambling between exhibits to experience first hand how things... More 

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Thank Derek R
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9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Went when I was young on a school trip. I cant really remember much but there's heaps of cool items to view at the Faraday centre!

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Thank Ishbel M
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This place is magic. It starts with the people who run it - you can feel their enthusiasm and love for the place - and flows on to the multiple displays, working bits of machinery and general atmosphere. You just want to go home and start inventing after a visit. Only sad thing is - this place is hardly ever... More 

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Thank Mana19
Napier, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Step back in time to show your grandchildren how we used to live without technology, great for any ages but even little children will love it as they can touch and play with everything. ours didn't want to leave after 2 hours and neither did we, great staff friendly and helpful

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Thank sunnydazer
Hastings, New Zealand
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125 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed visit and history. So many things to see and some interactive. Friends had children and they loved the shop with the old fashioned till and sitting in the vintage car

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Thank leoniehastings
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Kids loved this technical museum with hands on features. Plenty of electrical experiments for them. Also many historical artifacts.

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Thank Sue C
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this museum... nice to be able to let kids of all ages play with the exhibits and learn a bit about science and technology. Very nostalgic for older generations. Really well set up. Just fascinating.

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Thank 137ruthb
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

A Museum well worth the time spent. Takes one back to many aspects of earlier times when life was not so easy. Friendly hosts who willingly explained the workings of various exhibits. Recommended - would be good place to visit on a wet day.

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