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Tawhiti Museum, Hawera

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Visitors of all ages can immerse themselves in local history at Tawhiti Museum, featuring engaging displays of life-size models and figures depicting the area's past. The museum's scenes depict stories of farming, trains, shipping, and other colonial themes. Interactive exhibits let you discover technology through the ages and its impact on local life. Highlights include the Farmpower Wall and the Tawhiti Bush Railway, providing an engaging glimpse into history. The family-friendly attraction also boasts a cafe and museum shop. Make Tawhiti Museum a centerpiece of your Hawera vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hawera holiday planner.
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  • You would be hard pressed to find a better private museum anywhere. The attention to detail in many exhibits is simply mind blowing. The Traders & Whalers experience in particular should not be missed...  read more »
  • My husband, who loves machinery of all types was completely blown away by the collection. We visited the museum on the recommendation of our motel hosts and are very pleased we did. 
  • Absolutely awesome. stunning models and full of good information. We spent over 3 hours there, however due to bad weather, we never got to do the rail ride. 
  • The Museum is wonderful, so well designed and full of interesting things, especially the new Traders & Whalers boat trip. Quite expensive at $30pp (adult) to see everything, but unique, so worth it. Just don't visit the cafe - although the decor is charming the prices are outrageous! $10.50 for a coffee and muffin. Plenty of nice cafes in nearby Hawera.
  • Absolutely the best privately owned museum in NZ bar none. Worth a holiday in the 'naki for on its own. Lunch in Mr Badger's cafe is a must. Try to visit when the bush railway is running. Defines what a museum should be.
  • An amazing place, the level of detail is something that needs to be seen to be believed. For the mechanically minded the tractors, tools and general machinery is extensive. We will need to visit again to take it all in.
  • Incredible displays & hands on things. Traders and Whalers is amazing! A must visit!
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