We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

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

Reviewed yesterday
Great local history museum

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

Reviewed yesterday
Robert D
Brooklyn, New York
Read all 139 reviews
All photos (50)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“rainbow warrior”(19 reviews)
“kauri gum”(22 reviews)
Harding Park, Dargaville, New Zealand
+64 9-439 7555
Reviews (139)
Filter reviews
131 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsrainbow warriorkauri gumcouple of hourshill overlookinggreat collectionhelpful stafffew hourssmall townnew zealandtree trunksinteresting stuffwonderful historysmall gift shopan adultbehind glasste papainteresting things to see
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 131 reviews
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

Thank MichelleH4369
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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Dargaville
Dargaville Motel
14 reviews
1.85 miles away
Parkview Motel
54 reviews
1.86 miles away
Hobson's Choice Motel
83 reviews
1.87 miles away
Waipoua Lodge
473 reviews
24.45 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 19 restaurants in Dargaville
Raan Ahaan Thai Aroi Dee
148 reviews
1.17 miles away
Aratapu Tavern
49 reviews
.47 miles away
Blah Blah Blah Cafe
237 reviews
1.27 miles away
Shiraz Indian Restaurant Bar and Cafe
106 reviews
1.25 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 15 attractions in Dargaville
Dargaville Rail & River Tours
38 reviews
1.28 miles away
The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio
47 reviews
.54 miles away
Anzac Theatre
21 reviews
1.31 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Dargaville Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines