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.

“What a hidden gem!”

Northland Firehouse Museum
Level 6 Contributor
213 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“What a hidden gem!”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

This little museum was one of the highlights of our entire trip to New Zealand. Actually, it isn't that little. It's amazing what one man has done with his devotion and a lifetime of collecting. Brian Denton and his wife, Lesley, have created exceptional displays of everything firefighting-related from trucks to uniforms & badges to maps to model fire engines, all from around the world. And Brian is a walking encylopedia of knowledge and history! Fascinating to talk to and a priceless guide. We spent an entire afternoon with him ...... all for a donation. It's a little bit off the tourist track, but well worth finding!

Visited November 2011
Thank Charleytoo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

3 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wow. A tiny building, but a huge display. One mans obsession, don't miss this!”
Reviewed January 10, 2012

Even for non-fireys, this is a fantastic museum. Open to all for only a donation, but give a good one as it is a great museum with heaps of displays. The building is deceptive, we just couldn't believe how big the displays were, NZ Firefighters, International Firefighters, half a dozen working trucks. Don't miss this if you are heading down SH1, just north of Okaihau. It is one mans obsession (he is of course in the local volunteer brigade).

Visited January 2012
Thank ranaroo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Northland Firehouse Museum also viewed

Okaihau, Northland Region

Been to Northland Firehouse Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing