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Western Bay Museum

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Great place to visit

Small local museum- great spot to visit. Locals volunteer, so knowledgeable and friendly - cute... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A well-curated museum

Helpful staff, professionally organized exhibits, with uncluttered displays of early Maori stone... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
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32 Main Road | The Old Fire Station, Katikati 3129, New Zealand
+64 7-549 0651
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Small local museum- great spot to visit. Locals volunteer, so knowledgeable and friendly - cute little town

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wnqv
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Helpful staff, professionally organized exhibits, with uncluttered displays of early Maori stone implements and displays of home-ware, technology and photographs from early European settlers. I am a volunteer at the information desk of the Auckland Museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AdrianH2880
Reviewed 17 August 2018

An excellent exhibition which depicts the history of the fight for woman’s votes, particularly focused on the Western Bay of plenty area and woman in the region. Well worth a visit, you can also check out various working artefacts they have, Morse code, party line...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CaroleP1642
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The museum after much hard work by the local community and Museum Committee, moved into the Fire Brigade Building about 2 years ago. It takes you back into the local history, history of the Anzacs during WW1 and local Maori history. The attendants only to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank maxiesmart
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Our Lions Club arranged a visit to the museum as part of a social outing - so glad they did as it is an awesome place to visit. As part of the visit we had scones (baked onsite) along with Tea/coffee. My wife and I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CharlieandSue
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I popped in to pass some time while in Katikati and am so pleased I did. They had an interesting static display set up and I was talked through the interactive displays and experiences they offer. The volunteer was obviously very proud of their work...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Shall1
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

What a delightful museum. The displays are so well done. The most enthusiastic tour guide one could ask for. The enthusiasm of Paula the manager and curator and Robin Symes are contagious. This is the best small museum I have visited. Do yourself a favour...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Larry F
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Displays are well labeled and good variety and selection of subjects that gave me a good idea of early life and activity in the region. Volunteer was well informed and most willing to answer questions. Displays are changed regularly so you can visit more than...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JPLanigan
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We stopped here on the way to Tauranga. Great small museum with interesting artifacts and friendly staff.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Katherine R
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Very warm welcome into this well presented musem. The two ladies on yesterday were very knowlegdeable. So wonderful to see collections of things from my childhood from the old paper money to the desks andchairs we use to use at school. First time I had...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank habanachooky
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