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Review of Tairawhiti Museum

Tairawhiti Museum
Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery has a reputation as one of the most innovative regional museums in New Zealand. Our vision is to be an integral part of the Tairawhiti community and to stimulate passion for the stories of our region. Entry is free for local residents and $5 for visitors. Entry is free for children 12 years and under and Friends of the Museum. The Exhibit Cafe is open for lunches, brunches, morning and afternoon teas. A wide menu is available and changes with the seasons. The cafe is open from 10am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday, and 10am - 2pm on Saturdays. The Tairawhiti Museum shop stocks a high-quality range of gifts. We pride ourselves on supporting local artists and makers.
Reviewed June 6, 2014

One of the best provincial museums I have visited. They have just completed a large new addition and the café is great.

Thank SamVC
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"on display"
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"maori battalion"
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"nice cafe"
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"ming dynasty"
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"separate building"
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"worth a visit"
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"for sale"
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"top class"
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"gladstone road"
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Very interesting look and well set out displays. Busy place and they had a new display so to encourage people to attend it was free.

Thank Lesley958
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

There is very little to do in Gisborne, but it is a lovely little town for a stroll, and not too far to the museum. There was a nice collection of north island and Gisborne history, and a fairly well done exhibit section on Maori history and culture, though if you are traveling by cruise ship you may find this somewhat repetitive with other stops as far as Maori exhibits go. The museum admission is free.

Thank Ixchen
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

A slightly eclectic collection, but reflective of local history. Building a bit tired, but still worth a look to get a perspective on the environs

Thank Rob H
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We found the displays excellent and particularly the maritime section. All the old photographs of Gisborne's past were very interesting. The restored bridge of the ship was great.

Thank Neville W
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