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Dargaville Museum, Dargaville
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
At Dargaville Museum, learn the history of the district across 1,800 sq m (19,000 sq ft) of constantly evolving exhibition space. With views of the Northern Wairoa river and the surrounding district of Dargaville, the museum tells stories of the development of the area, from its pre-European Māori past right up to the present day. Located at what was New Zealand's busiest port during the late 19th century, the museum offers visitors the chance to understand the development of its maritime heritage, showcasing a 16 m (52 ft) Māori canoe and items salvaged from ships sunk in the surrounding waters, including the infamously wrecked Greenpeace protest ship, Rainbow Warrior. Make Dargaville Museum a centerpiece of your Dargaville vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Dargaville tourist route planner.
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To be honest we were not expecting much and the entry fee was a little steep, but we had an amazing time. Small enough to do in about 1.5 hours, full of little treasures.
The team working at the Dargaville Museum are wonderfully welcoming, warm and approachable. The first encounter with them will make you realise that this place is something more than just a gathering ... read more »
Small but informative. I especially enjoyed the Gum diggers village outside which depicted the abode and life style of them
Loved the history - it's a bit cold though, so take a jumper!
This place is known well to having the rainbow worriers musts from its boat
Great museum well worth a stop over. Congratulations to all many volunteers involved.
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