Dargaville Museum, Dargaville

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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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  • July 15, 2017
    This is one of those places which calls itself a museum but should find a new description. It's a huge labour of love for the region, history and products. It's run and funded entirely by volunteers w...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    We did not realize that there so many interesting things there, Ron was a great tour guide, and it was almost hands on in every fascinating display  more »
  • April 20, 2017
    If you want some understanding of this district then this is the place to get it. Learn more about kauri and its importance and the gum digging history. Friendly helpful volunteer staff. Take our time...  more »
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  • July 29, 2017
    The history of the area was interesting to learn about. The detail the volunteers paid to the displays were done with skill and care that helped me appriciate how much we take for granted what people in the early days called work. Thanks guys 👍
  • July 15, 2017
    Awesome both 5 and 2 year old loved it. Must see and good info. . Kids loved the train the most
  • June 2, 2017
    A nice museum on a special location. You can see the complete surroundings around Dargaville.
  • July 20, 2017
    Fun open day. Lots to see and do.
  • July 17, 2017
    It is great very well done loved the place

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