Dargaville Museum, Dargaville

(4.2/5 based on 95+ 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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This museum houses a lot of stuff from the past. A section is about the kauri and is complementary to that of Matakohe. A part is maritime museum and interesting. And then there is a collection of anything and everything. Stand outside the masts of the Rainbow Warrior, there is also info about the ship and its demise
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  • There is a small Museum of full of memories of the first settlers and the Maori culture. I was really surprised how much exhibits are home to just a few rooms. It is really worth seeing. Outside, embedded in the Earth, can be seen the original ship masts of the famous "Rainbow Warrior" (in my photo in the background).
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  • Impressive small town museum recently renovated. Provides history including impressive collection & displays of maritime, gum industry, indigenous history, immigration, etc. largest collection of acco...  more »
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  • 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.