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Faraday Centre

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Best of Napier

3 yo daughter really liked the place, lots of hands on stuff. Even parents enjoyed the blast from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brett M
Wellington, New Zealand
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Well worth a diversion

Lovingly restored items ranging from homeware to industrial stuff. What stands out is you can... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Paul H
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2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 2338
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It would have been "value for money" if it was free to get in. Lots of screaming kids running around. Stairs to walk up so if elderly or frail you will only see half of it. I suppose it took just 10-15 minutes to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 yo daughter really liked the place, lots of hands on stuff. Even parents enjoyed the blast from the past.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brett M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Lovingly restored items ranging from homeware to industrial stuff. What stands out is you can actually touch and inspect most of the exhibits. I personally like to compare old with new and lets face it the size and technology changes, however the purpose stands still...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited this week. Extremely helpful staff and really great fun. Best museum we’ve ever been in - with lots of Hands on things for youngsters too. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank traveller9987
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This place was a find! Lots to see and lots of interactive displays, much better than I expected. Would be a great place to take kids although us big kids had a ball as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

A lot of fun was had by Grandparents and Grand children alike. Very informative and for the older visitor a trip down memory lane.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Went there with my wife (who didn’t want to go saying boring at first!) we spent nearly 2hours watching and trying all those old technologies and part of our history! Really nice place well organized and so interesting even for kids and adults! A big...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Faraday Centre during the Napier part of our North Island tour, with our children aged 8 and 5. It is really great - loads of buttons to press and experiments to do, friendly volunteers and excellent value. In the words of our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elle43Surrey_UK
Reviewed June 24, 2018

A quirky museum of old and working machines and artefacts from another era, this is a fun place for all the family, a hands-on experience

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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