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 online holiday planner .
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  • We really enjoyed our visit to the museum It sits on the top of the hill overlooking the wide River The collection is well organised and interestingly presented There is no clutter everything is well ...  more »
  • A great collection of a huge variety of beautifully crafted accordions of all sorts and brands from all around the world (including historic predecessor instruments to the accordion). Attractive displ...  more »
  • Room after room, hundreds of memories of local life and historical artifacts that allow discover the history of the region and its inhabitants. Transport, daily life, industrial activity (operation of the "gum trees" etc.). There is even a space reserved for the epic of the "Rainbow Warrior" including the mast home visitors at the entrance of the site. Do not forget, the Museum of the accordion, probably the finest collection of instrument of its kind in the world: and he must come up to Dargaville to see. Staff and friendly. Visit in October 2016
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  • 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 👍
  • Awesome both 5 and 2 year old loved it. Must see and good info. . Kids loved the train the most
  • A nice museum on a special location. You can see the complete surroundings around Dargaville.
  • Fun open day. Lots to see and do.
  • It is great very well done loved the place

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