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East Coast Museum of Technology

67 Main Road | Makaraka, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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A hidden treasure

An awesome and interesting old museum. A great place to take the kids and they were allowed to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Crystal G
A treasure trove

We found this place by looking online - didn't look much on the approach but what a fantastic place... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
fremantlewa
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The East Coast Museum of Technology displays and demonstrates historic artifacts from the Gisborne District. We showcase technology and its development relevant to Gisborne and the surrounding area. ECMoT has a varied collection of items that will suit a range of interests. There's always something new to discover.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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67 Main Road | Makaraka, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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"treasure trove"
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"fantastic place"
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"computers"
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"cars"
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"volunteers"
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"weeds"
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"sewing"
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"domestic"
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"engine"
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"yesteryear"
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"truck"
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"agriculture"
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"tools"
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"radio"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An awesome and interesting old museum. A great place to take the kids and they were allowed to climb into the old fire trucks and cars! We spent a couple of hours here as there was so much to see. Cool things for the adults...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We found this place by looking online - didn't look much on the approach but what a fantastic place this is once you get inside. Reasonably priced and run mainly by volunteers. We started looking around and got chatting to Kelvin (one of the volunteers)...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you are ever in Gisborne and have half day to spare away from the surf- make a point of visiting this place. It is the largest most eclectic collection of old technology he I have seen. Do not be put off by the initial...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

What a treasure trove! My workmates and I had an amazing time fossicking through the archives at The East Coast Museum of Technology. We explored the 'tool shed' with growing excitement and when we made it into the 'computer lab' we were speechless! It inspired...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

I visited recently and was blown away with how much there was to see. I love technology, engineering, cars and exploring how things work, that's why this place was epic. Being able to be hands on was super engaging and is awesome for the children....More

Thank Emily W
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed by a very friendly volunteer. After paying a meagre $5 admission he pointed out the types of exhibits in each of a number of sheds, on the floor plan map he gave us. There was a mass of items packed onto each...More

Thank Malcolm A
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

I love takign my son here when we visit gisborne and we try to visit each time we come. Its a fun interactive museum and i especialy enjoy the boat, you can go in it and look in all the rooms i really love it.

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Peter M, Public Relations Manager at East Coast Museum of Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Thanks for the review. However i think you may have mistaken us for Tairawhiti Museum in town as they have the Star of Canada exhibit.

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

$5 per adult. Amazing collections. One of the things you must do in Gisborne. Collections of radio, computers, fire trucks, farming gear, sewing machines, kitchen appliances, .... so much to see. An incredible collection of New Zealand history. This is run by volunteers who are...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

The people who work here are volunteers and they are there, because they like history and being around old things, and trying to make them breathe again. You will get to see different kind of old stuff, starting from oldest washing and sewing machines to...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

this is cheap as chips, at only $5 adult, $2 child and a good place to go if you have an hour or so spare. The collection is massive, with a whole range of items. The kitchen and household section is the only area where...More

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