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
Stopped for lunch and afterwards wandered into the museum for a look. We were impressed with the displays and the way the collections are presented. Definitely worth visiting and taking about 30-45 minutes to wander thru. The local history is told well through the exhibits.
This museum is pretty amazing for a small town. There is both art and history and the lay out is interesting as well.
We were stuck on a rainy day in Gisborne & came to the museum with no preconceived idea of what we might discover. We had a wonderful surprise and we came away with some great historical facts and talking points to discuss afterwards as a...More
A very pleasant stroll around this museum. Lots of items to see and a wide variety of things to look at with great local info, interesting Maori artifacts to lalique glass in a collection. Hidden surprises through each doorway with a salvaged ship wheel room...More
Which should say it all really. Wonderful small town feel but lots to see. Really enjoyed it. Would go back again.
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.
As with all museums in NZ there is a big focus on the Maori heritage and history. It is across the river from the main town and not that easy to find. It was well laid out but its not very big. There's a nice...More
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
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 great to see the artwork by Phyllis Underdown - she was my art teacher at...More
Nicely located in a small park in a green part of Gisborne, close to the center. Museum with a great atmosphere to discover a diversity of artists and a part of New Zealand's (artistic) history. There is also a nice café/brasserie. Take about 90 minutes...More
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