The staff were friendly and really helpful. The layout was a little strange but fun. The Display were amazing
This wonderful place is worth seeing. If you are local don't take it for granted, If your visiting take the time to look in.
We drove to the Tairawhiti Museum around noon and had a fairly good lunch in the café before going into see the exhibits. There was a special Leornardo Da Vinci exhibit on loan from Florence. Also there were lots of Maori artifacts and the bridge...More
Intended to have a quick look around this museum but ended up staying for the morning. Excellent exhibition of culture and there was a large display of Leonardo de Vinci's designs and inventions. Remarkable reconstructions from the drawings he did at the time. Following on...More
This is a nice little museum, there is several buildings in this museum. The first is a war memorial for all the Kiwis that served their country, very nice. The main museum has history of the area, then an art gallery also on the bottom...More
Loved the C Company exhibition, which is in a separate building just outside the museum entrance. This is a moving exhibit depicting the young Māori men from the region who have fought/died with the NZ Armed forces. The museum is great, and very specific to...More
A surprisingly large museum, with lots of diverse exhibits many of which change regularly. For example, when we visited there was a fascinating display of Maori basket weavings. I also really liked the Decorative Arts Gallery. But best of all was the "Star of Canada,"...More
A nice overview to the area if you're interested in local history. There are some lovely pieces of art to view, along with some nice local historical stories. A small interactive area for children.
Not keen on the artistic stuff as I find the descriptions of why they do what they do precious and pretentious. You either like it it not. But the artifacts and history of the people and places tell you something about where you are and...More
For non locals at $5 per person, this is a bargain. The exhibitions are informative without being too large as in some metropolitan museums. Whilst there was the expected history of pre European (Maori) settlement through to the settlement of Europeans and subsequent name change...More