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Louise Sutherland
Louise Sutherland
02:23 25 Nov 18
Good art work and some of the historical things! Like the little house outside most of all!
Lisa Settle
Lisa Settle
06:28 08 Nov 18
Larger than I thought. The mock-up of the ship stern was incredible! Many other Maori exhibits we're well done and beautiful. Definitely takes a few hours, at least.
Michelle A
Michelle A
00:52 02 Nov 18
Fabulous museum and art gallery. Free for residents and $5 for visitors. Changing exhibitions and greatocal historical items. Loved the inclusion of local artists mad ideas. A must see if visiting Gisborne.
Karrie Roberts
Karrie Roberts
02:16 09 Oct 18
Outstanding! Nice local touch. Very reasonable price.
Glennis Rickard
Glennis Rickard
13:42 05 Oct 18
Wonderful place staff so helpful and pleasant 😀
Jason Borell
Jason Borell
01:16 27 Sep 18
A great place to visit & see the many who sacrificed their lives for king & country..
Noeline Proffit
Noeline Proffit
02:49 20 Sep 18
Amazing asset for Gisborne. Fabulous exhibitions. Great customer care. Many thanks to all concerned
Daniel Diack
Daniel Diack
16:03 16 Jul 18
Great little museum with a few great surprises.....loved the surfing tribute ...steam boat ....and lots of Maori history ....great afternoon with the kids
Peter Harris
Peter Harris
18:57 03 Jul 18
Small but good. Nice Gallery and shop attached.
John Skinner
John Skinner
00:33 05 Jun 18
Very well laid out museum. No lack of information
Helen Costello
Helen Costello
01:56 03 May 18
Fascinating exhibitions. Well run children's school holiday workshops
Charlotte Lemay
Charlotte Lemay
08:33 28 Apr 18
Bigger museum than I expected. You get a lot for your money (5$ for visitor).There is a good exposition about the Maori story, one about Da Vinci, some modern art and a boat.Well located, beautiful view of the river.
Clarke Redshaw
Clarke Redshaw
20:22 23 Apr 18
Much better than you may expect from a 'smaller' museum. Excellent content and the Da Vinci section is a must see
Karen Cheer
Karen Cheer
08:34 27 Mar 18
An excellent place to learn about the area. Well presented displays. Loved that the daVinci exhibit was there too
Survey Gisborne Limited
Survey Gisborne Limited
08:18 17 Mar 18
A must place to visit and spend time. Nice cafe too.
Renee Miller
Renee Miller
21:56 14 Mar 18
Nice museum about the region. Definitely a good dose of culture for an afternoon in Gisborne.
Winston Seah
Winston Seah
10:04 04 Feb 18
On the whole it's ok but historical showcase was rather shallow instead beautiful art & craft were displayed for sale.
Paul Kaua
Paul Kaua
03:09 25 Jan 18
Pleasing visit and excellent customer service particularly by Mrs Taipana who was fantastic when relating to the history of the area
  •   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.

    thumb kaweraukid
    10/20/2018

      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 ship. Not to be missed.

    thumb k0enraadk
    11/09/2018

      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

    thumb Kiwiseley
    12/10/2018
  •   Really enjoyed our look around this museum, we started with a coffee in the cafe which was delicious. The exhibits and information in the museum were interesting, I appreciate that precious artefacts need low level lighting but a lot of the information was unreadable due...More

    thumb BnBsue
    1/15/2015

      This is a fairly standard local museum. As others have said. It has all the local historical artefacts that you could need. Lots of local history and art. It’s quite educational. Currently there is the Da Vinci exhibition which is fairly cool.

    thumb SilicoJack
    4/01/2018

      This was a great place and the exhibits are wonderful. Had lunch at the Café, food was lovely and service great.

    thumb suekeith2016
    4/24/2018
  •   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 12 free) so was $15 for our group. There is a gorgeous historic cottage outside...More

    thumb Louise M
    1/07/2018

      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

    thumb Marla H
    1/26/2018

      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

    thumb gjsamson
    6/02/2018
  •   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

    thumb DarylJ552
    5/24/2018

      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 there is too much to touch while I'm trying to relax with a coffee. Customer...More

    thumb 232annettet
    2/02/2018

      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

    thumb Graham B
    5/05/2018

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