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Faraday Centre

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Address: 2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-835 2338
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09:00 - 11:30
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Mon 09:00 - 13:00
Wed 09:00 - 13:00
Fri 09:00 - 13:00
Sat 09:00 - 11:30

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Nostalgic fun

This is an incredibly hands on museum. There is eclectic mix of exhibits - everything from restored engines, old kitchen appliances, working pinball machines, exhibits... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an incredibly hands on museum. There is eclectic mix of exhibits - everything from restored engines, old kitchen appliances, working pinball machines, exhibits demonstrating electromagnetism and pianola among much more. All the volunteers were knowledgeable and happy to show us around and explain how things had worked. This museum is definitely worth a visit - particularly good for... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This appears to be a small museum until you step inside. So much information presented in an infomative and hands on way. Excellant for all ages.

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Marton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is like walking into the Tardis.....looks small from the outside but has so much to offer and look at. Great if you enjoy technical, engineering, historical type equipment. Great friendly volunteers run the place.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Recommended by our evil step mother, this place redeemed her! Right from the entrance the museum encourages you to touch, play climb and make as much noise as you want!! Arriving early we had the place to ourselves, the kids went wild, Miss 11 played with everything, the electricity, windmills, pinball machines, motorbike, water pumps, shoe shine machine, you name... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I really enjoyed visiting the Faraday centre. The entry fee is very reasonable. There are lots of cool old things to look at and there is lots of history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My husband dragged me along to this as he is quite interested in old engines. I found the experience really interesting and the people who work there very knowledges and keen to share this knowledge. Great interactive displays. Worth a visit, we spent about two hours there!

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

What a fantastic place to visit. Volunteer staff are so knowledgable and dedicated. The age old equipment etc there is amazing and way beyond the depths of understanding for the young ones in this very technology focussed era.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I took 30 people from a retirment village and found it hard to get the men to leave they were so entrnched in observing machinery from last centrury. Plenty there for women to enjoy too but appealed to men immensely/

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is the hands on museum to beat all interactive ones! This place is just fun for the whole family. Our small family group covered the spectrum of generations and there was something for everyone to play with. Older folks will love the trip down memory lane and youngsters will be scrambling between exhibits to experience first hand how things... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Went when I was young on a school trip. I cant really remember much but there's heaps of cool items to view at the Faraday centre!

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