Dargaville Museum, Dargaville
(4.3/5 based on 85+ 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
  • Visited on a Tuesday morning. There is an entry fee but it's well worth it We watched a short film on the retrieval of kauri first which gave an insight into the size of these magnificent trees. Fasci...  more »
  • Situated on a hill overlooking Dargaville this museum is really special. Exhibits highlight the contibution made to the area by the Dalmatian gum diggers and loggers. Models of ships and boats told of...  more »
  • Well worth the visit,sometimes you get museumed out but this was definitely worth the visit.started as a maritime museum by enthuastic locals and expanded into what it is today.Very interesting and be...  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.