Bringing you face to face with our heritage

With exhibits about the Polynesian navigator Kupe, Maori artifacts, the Endeavour and James Cook, HMS Buffalo (sunk 1840), kauri timber and gum, the old dairy factory in which the museum is housed, early settlers’ records, natural history, fishing displays and a wonderful photographic collection.
Over the School Holidays, the Museum will be open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm
Admission price:
ADULTS $5.00 and CHILDREN under 14 are FREE

Exhibitions

Our Stories

Come Visit Our Amazing New Exhibition!

 

We are open 6 days (Mon-Sat) over the school holidays
10 to 3pm
All adults are $5.00 each and children under 14 are FREE

In Our Backyard

We are open 6 days (Mon-Sat) over the school holidays

10 to 3pm

All adults are $5.00 each and children under 14 are FREE

Current & Upcoming Events

Night @ The Museum – A History Mystery

23 October 2020
Come along to a Night at the Museum – A History Mystery!

Opening Times

Summer Hours 10am to 4pm (October – April)
Open daily
* except Christmas/Boxing Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Anzac Day.

Winter Hours 10am to 3pm (May to September)
Closed Sundays

Admission

Adults $7.50
Locals, NZ Seniors & Students $6
Children Under 13 are free

Groups 10+ please contact us re your visit.

Last admission is 45 minutes prior to closing

 

Become a Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer to be part of our front-of-house team welcoming visitors to the museum, read our volunteer programme fact sheet and download our application form from the link below.