Taupo Museum, Taupo

(4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Learn the stories and history of the local area at Taupo Museum, specializing in social, cultural, and natural history. The attractive, engaging displays offer visitors of all ages a route into the local area's past, while the gardens (winner of a Chelsea Flower Show gold medal, no less) provide a well-maintained and diverse natural landscape for you to wander. Traveling exhibits and an extensive permanent collection make for a fresh and innovative museum that seeks to show the story of the region in a clear and informative way. Take a look at our Taupo tour planner to schedule your visit to Taupo Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This museum contains a number of carvings of a Maori artist. Any other Maori artifacts. The rest are what objects from the short history of Taupo. Staff.
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  • We were pleasantly surprised by the great exhibits in this small museum. The exhibits had been carefully thought out and presented in a logical manner, providing great insights to Taupo history. Quite...  more »
  • Little museum but big personality! Great bit on maori artifacts and a neat Waka which they found in the lake (canoe). The old caravan was choice and the displays were well put together. The kids spent...  more »
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  • Nice little museum in the town. Close to i-site. Nice for a quick visit.
  • Cool museum.
  • A good little museum telling taupo stories