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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  • A very impressive museum. Obviously some of the members of staff had gone to great efforts to ensure things were nicely displayed. So much of the history of the area was nicely exhibited. Great work f...  more »
  • Been compared with Te Papa.Great history of the area.Don,t miss this great museum.You won,t be disappointed.  more »
  • There's a small museum in most small regional towns in NZ, and most of them are really only interesting to local residents with a sense of history. The Dargaville Museum is startlingly different. For ...  more »
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  • A real.treat to visit. Beautifully laid out with a very varied collection. The introductory video was important in setting the scene for a major group of settlers. Receptionist was very helpful. Thanks. At first reluctant at the price of admission but then astounded at the level of detail in the place.
  • Such an interesting place to visit. Make certain to put a couple of hours aside to take in all the history of nortland. Oh, and do pack a flask of tea or coffee, along with your favourite sandwiches, then sit outside and view the surrounding area from the heights of this lovely museum. Better still, do take a pair of binoculars.
  • Nicely presented museum with interesting local history ... Nick was my tour guide and kept my attention with great stories about the people and happenings in Dargaville ... The old engines, the historic spade collection and the accordion collection are worth a look if you are in Dargaville ... Could have easily invested more time in the museum, maybe next time.
  • A big museum with lots of historical information and displays, I enjoyed the local Maritime section.
  • Great setup into the last century's survival of the fittest in this marvelous land...excellent views over dargaville and beyond..
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