Taupo Museum, Taupo

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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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Where to stay in Taupo

As a resort town, Taupo offers a diversity of accommodations. Boutique, luxury, and spa hotels are easily found in the town center, while some of the more luxurious options are set farther out in secluded spots reachable by car or taxi. Backpacker hostels and rental apartments provide good options for those wanting to get up into the mountains, or out onto the lake to enjoy the activities.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed the Museum we were lucky to have a local artist exhibition there on our visit, there are some cute modern history bits to see as well as the fantastic history of north island  more »
  • We enjoyed this museum with our 4 young children a lot! There was a lot to see and learn and when we were there they had a dinosaur hunt for the children. So while looking for little plastic dinosaurs...  more »
  • Spent a couple of hours here and particularly enjoyed finding out about the Maroi hermitage of the area. Interesting to look at the carvings , weavings and the huge canoe. Well worth the $5 entry fee.  more »
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  • Excellent with regular new displays. Its worthwhile checking the history of Taupo. See if you can find out the date when Lake Taupo produced a tsunami that affected Whakaipo Bay. Circa 1928.
  • Awesome place. Went in December 2016 and yhe roses were in full bloom. Amazing sight
  • Small place, big impact! Historic! 😊
  • Nice little museum in the town. Close to i-site. Nice for a quick visit.
  • Expo variety. Arts. Local information.