Wifi is available free of charge for museum visitors and cafe patrons
C Company Memorial House, a Memorial to C Company of the 28th Māori Battalion is owned and operated by Ngā Taonga a Ngā Tama Toa Trust
Opening hours: Tues – Sun 12 – 3pm (winter hours may vary, please call ahead)
Tel: 06 281 0478
This town museum, with it’s beautiful riverside location, just about has it all!! Wonderfully diverse and eclectic, the collections celebrate Gisborne’s long Maori history and culture. Likewise, the arrival and... read more
This museum is pretty amazing for a small town. There is both art and history and the lay out is interesting as well.
I took 4 of my children aged 7, 10, 13 and 14 to the museum and I have to say I was somewhat underwhelmed. It cost $5 per person (under... read more
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.
I visited this place on the 10th of April 2019 and I was very pleased to have visited the place with lots and lots of interesting things to see. I... read more
We could easily have spent a half day at this museum. We especially liked the Maori viewpoint expressed through the contemporary art display. Despite us being Pakeha we... read more
Which should say it all really. Wonderful small town feel but lots to see. Really enjoyed it. Would go back again.
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... read more
My grandson loves museum’s so it was great to visit Tairawhiti Museum. Enjoyed the whole experience. My grandson really enjoyed the boat & I must say I did too. Was... read more
While cramped in the corner the outside area was pleasant and I loved the bargains for sale next to the coffee area. I would not want to bring my toddler... read more
I really enjoyed going around the museum. It has a very good mix of exhibitions, so there will be something to choose interest all and can easily spend a few... read more
Just minutes from the city this is a great place to visit. It features local art, an impressive history of the local area and a unique section of a wrecked... read more
We welcome ideas for new projects and exhibitions so if you have something in mind, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!