Dargaville Museum, Dargaville

(4.2/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The museum entry is $15 per adult. Bit steep. The views are great. The venue called the lighthouse which is attached to the museum was having a wedding ceremony. The rainbow warrior masts were my high...  more »
  • We dropped into Dargaville Museum today. My goodness gracious it is enormous. At first we thought that the $15 entry fee a little excessive but after 2.5 hours of wandering around being totally immers...  more »
  • Great piece of history, the Kauri was amazing. Fascinating stories around the shipwrecks on Ripiro beach too. 
  • Loved the history - it's a bit cold though, so take a jumper!
  • Great location
  • 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.