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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
Excellent museum and gallery. Concise information and well laidout. A nice cup of tea and scrumptous rhubarb cake in the little cafe in the museum to finish a morning well spent
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
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
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
We were lost for something to do on a wet day and decided that the museum was worth a visit. We are so glad we did. The separate C Company exhibition telling the history of the Maori’s who enlisted in the army and fought in...More
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 highly recommend this place to my friends.
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
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 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
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
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!