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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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There is something for everyone here. Our kids enjoyed completing the activity sheets and the staff were great with them. The exhibits are well presented and there is a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is something for everyone here. Our kids enjoyed completing the activity sheets and the staff were great with them. The exhibits are well presented and there is a lot of interaction for the kids..opening drawers, touching screens etc. Definitely recommend this museum, especially on a wet winter's day.

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Thank 99tamsinw
Rotorua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern and well laid out. Free wheelchairs which meant I was able to see everything. Comfortable chairs in cinema and interesting documentary about native birds.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not much of a museum fan but I did enjoy the Puke Ariki as its full of informative information regarding the region. Its a combined library & museum located in Ariki Street or from Broughton Street. Car parking is available underneath the building. Guided walks are also available to those wanting to learn a little more about the city.

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Thank Ellemay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This exhibition is amazing and well worth the visit! It was truly enjoyed by the kids and us adults. Very interactive and educational. So much to do and look at, you will leave wanting to go back again! Highly recommend to everyone and anyone!

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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum and library connected to each other was cool. If you are a tourist, you can ask for a code to use the computer without having a library card. The museum was nice.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a local museum in a provincial area, this has to be one of the best! There is so much to see and do, and they cater for the young ones in a number of interactive ways. You can learn about so much here and they change the exhibits frequently so you will never get bored no matter how often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is not much to say except - must go. Excellent presentations . The exhibitions are world class. I learnt a lot., Need a few hours. So much to see and absorb.

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Thank Mespey
Whakatane,New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

a good selection of memorabilia -clothes,photos,uniforms and equipmentgave a good sense of life in the early days of european settlement

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We spent quite some time here. Lots of interesting exhibits and lots of activities for children to participate in around the museum.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Our hotel recommended we pop in to the museum to check it out. It's fair to say we are not regular museum goers, but we were not disapointed! A vibrant interactive experience.

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