Taupo Museum, Taupo
(4.2/5 based on 140+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Really nice local town museum. Make sure you watch the travel film from the 50/60's. Loved the caravan. 
  • This museum is a hidden gem. Take a walk through the car park behind the Great Lakes centre to find it. Lots of interesting stories and artefacts from the early logging days. A step into NZ's holiday ...  more »
  • We came upon this by accident. Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit on the Lake Taupo bike challenge and the artwork that was created. The rest of the exhibits are good as well. The Maori canoe and carvings...  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