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Puke Ariki

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Address: 1 Ariki Street | Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4620, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 (6) 759 6060
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Well laid out Displays

A very clean and well presented museum. Displays are varied and cover a variety of items from the past, I especially like seeing the clothes worn by previous generations and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
glenseamas
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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very clean and well presented museum. Displays are varied and cover a variety of items from the past, I especially like seeing the clothes worn by previous generations and the tools they used as well.

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

New and harnessing modern technologies to tell the story, the museum has many interesting exhibits and is a wonderful place to while away the time. Don't leave it until a rainy day because its great.

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Turangi, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Puke Ariki has wonderful and interactive exhibits making it an experience for both adults and children. We learnt a great deal about the history of the area and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. There is parking available at the Museum, which was incredibly useful. Alongside this the staff are incredibly friendly and it is free to visit, which is great for... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ever changing museum, library and restaurant complex. Arborio - the restaurant is always fantastic with great food and service

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Thank mosscopeekotrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing new museum with something for everyone. Hands on exhibits kept the kids entertained whilst leaving informative zones about the area for us to explore.

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Muscat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Puke ariki is not just a library, it has some very interesting exhibitions and activities going on much of the time. Its maybe not a place a visitor would first think of but its worth a stop

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Thank SamsinTyrone
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolute must to visit in New Plymouth. There are fascinating displays, many of them interactive. Super for a family with the children's activity centre on the lower floor. We spent several hours here. The only problem that we had was that it was incredibly difficult to find the entrance to this museum. We parked in the marked... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Puke Ariki on Sunday 24th July, 2016 and was quite impressed with the facility. The "i" site staff were very friendly and helpful to us. The Taranaki museum was quite educational for me and my family and the restaurant was fabulous with beach and Tasman sea views while having a hot coffee and hot meal.

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Thank frankr0b
Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well laid out museum with something for everyone. Found it very interesting and the exhibits were great. Would recommend for all ages.

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome place to go and see if you get the chance, not only is it the information centre but a whole lot more interesting things and displays to be seen. Great for the family to visit.

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