Dargaville Museum, Dargaville

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Specialty Museum
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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  • What a great place! Friendly, knowledgeable staff and great exhibits. Costs $15 for an adult and $12.50 for Seniors but really worth it. Plus you get the marvellous view from the to of the hill where ...  more »
  • If you want to find out about this area then this is the place. Lots of exhibits about logging, loggers, pioneers and the history of this town and the surronding area. Worth popping in before you visi...  more »
  • on top of a hill with panoramic views all round this museum provides plenty of information about the locality  more »
  • 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.