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Taupo Museum

4 Story Place, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 0414
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4 Story Place, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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+64 7-376 0414
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"rose garden"
in 12 reviews
"local history"
in 11 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"rainy day"
in 12 reviews
"award winning garden"
in 3 reviews
"early days"
in 3 reviews
"great history"
in 3 reviews
"logging industry"
in 2 reviews
"maori canoe"
in 2 reviews
"maori meeting house"
in 2 reviews
"volcanic history"
in 2 reviews
"treasure hunt"
in 2 reviews
"new zealand"
in 11 reviews
"small entry fee"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"trout fishing"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is located near the center of town and had a well curated historical sections, both Maori and European, as well as two charming art exhibits by locals....one a whimsical paper artist and the other a collection of dogs from recycled/repurposed materials on dogs...More

Thank Carole M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely little museum set at the lakeside offering lots of interesting facts about Taupo, its history and its people. Wont say too much about the surprises inside as it amy spoil the fun for you. Excellent visit, not to be missed if you wan...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exhibits of pioneer life in rural New Zealand, mock general store, and 1940's/50's caravan/trailer are among the highlights in this creative museum. Caravan/trailer was fully decked out with all that a 1940's/50's family would need. Must be seen! Mauri art tastefully presented and well explained....More

Thank MikelSky
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Congratulations to councils who fund museums. This museum was small but gave an excellent overview of the Taupo region. I learnt so much about the logging industry and just loved the diorama. Maori heritage was well presented and informative. Thoroughly enjoyed viewing “ The Year...More

Thank Bosnix42
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

A good local museum set in parkland at the edge of the lake. Very informative displays regarding the local history of the area. A pleasant way to spend an hour.

Thank tr250man
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The displays change regularly. Good insight into the history of Taupo. Friendly staff Will go back again soon.

Thank MattandLil
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

The exhibition that trigged me the most was ORA - the garden of wellbeing, summing up the New Zealand nature! Wonderful!

Thank BF M
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Interesting exhibits especially the history of the island and its culture. Lots of memorabillia from the early days which was fascinating. Entry is free.

Thank 741susie
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

I and the family visited the Taupo museum for a small fee at the door and kids are free there is a lot for kids to do and can the whole family occupied for hours doing various activities

Thank D5081GWpatrickb
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Nice little museum and a great spot on a rainy day. Variety of different exhibits and a dinosaur hunt for the kids.

Thank Sharon P
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