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This is a great museum allow a half day if you have time and just meander,bring your lunch to enjoy... read more

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MichelleH4369
Great local history museum

This museum is quite large for such a small town. It has many diverse exhibits. I enjoyed... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great museum allow a half day if you have time and just meander,bring your lunch to enjoy a picnic on the seats on the hill beneath the masts and take in the scenery . The staff were fantastic and informative .The history...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is quite large for such a small town. It has many diverse exhibits. I enjoyed speaking to an 88-year-old man who volunteers at the museum and was fixing the machinery. He told me about his life and the history of the area. The...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole museum was amazing. The staff were great & the museum should hold their heads up high with the standard & quality of their presentations

1  Thank jij52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum. Didn't have enough time to see everything...... so must go again. Thanks for keeping this place in such good shape with such a lot of interesting stuff to see and think about.

1  Thank LandIWalters
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful museum! It is much larger than you realise so give yourself a good couple of hours to explore. Loads of Dalmatian and Gum-digger history along with general history of this area. Definitely worth a visit if you are in this area.

2  Thank Msk C
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Really interesting local museum but a tad expensive @ $15 pp. Excellent local exhibits from the kauri days and lots of nautical items also.

Thank diver201
Reviewed July 17, 2018

I don't normally visit museums but we stayed here for about 4 hrs . So much to see and videos to watch . -well worth a trip to see. Spotless toilets and helpful staff .

4  Thank Shayles40
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This museum is a real asset to Dargaville, especially for people like me who have some history in the area. Innovative and involving, extensive and well laid out. Very impressive displays and shop. The man on reception was lovely and most helpful. However, I wandered...More

1  Thank Billie H
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Content was interesting and enjoyable. More plaques with explanation might be helpful. The brochure states that you may get help with genealogy; however, I was told that I should have booked ahead. No mention of a need for booking a slot on the brochure.

Thank Notashlee
Reviewed June 8, 2018

This museum i a must visit attraction. It gives a wonderful insight to the early gumdigging days amongst other things. If in Dargaville, please take time out to visit. You wont be dissapointed

Thank botemanAuckland
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