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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • A nice museum on a special location. You can see the complete surroundings around Dargaville.
  • Its a learning experience to go here, displays are not static. You can loose 3 hours easy. What a awesome place to visit
  • Love visiting this place with family when i come to dargaville.
  • This place is known well to having the rainbow worriers mast from its boat.(Only the Aerial Photo's posted by me are photographed by me)
  • Loved the history - it's a bit cold though, so take a jumper!

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