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Faraday Centre

2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 2338
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Comprehensive intetactive display

What a find!! This museum is parked with items, photos and information from yesteryear. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Malcolm A
via mobile
Awesome find - teenagers loved it

This is like the Napier version of Auckland's MOTAT, but you get to sit on things and/or make them... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 2338
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find!! This museum is parked with items, photos and information from yesteryear. There are numerous items that we could operate. Others were demonstrated by the enthusiastic volunteers. They have a number of school groups visit and we are in our 60"s. There is...More

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is like the Napier version of Auckland's MOTAT, but you get to sit on things and/or make them work. I took my two teenage daughters here thinking it would be a bit boring for them - hah - best $13 I've ever spent. I...More

Thank StickyNicky43
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Lots to do and see for all age groups.This is a very interesting low tech display of all sorts of weird and wonderful inventions from years gone run by dedicated volunteers who have a wealth of ,knowledge to share.

Thank maureenpowell45
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This would have to be the only museum we have ever been too that EVERYTHING you see you could explore and play with. Very interactive and run by highly knowledgeable volunteers. We had a great time. Two stories of magic and history explained. spent a...More

Thank Gemma R
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It's not the largest collection by any means but what sets it apart from most other collections is that many significant items are not just in working order but are actually working. Try pedalling a player piano,(harder than it looks) cranking up a Wimshurst machine,...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I've taken my son here twice now and we still haven't really taken in what it has to offer. Will certainly be back.

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Didn't know what to expect but we were amazed at how good it was. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and very passionate about the displays. There was lots to try and always someone to demonstrate and explain. We visited at the same time as...More

Thank AliSin01
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Thanks for helping to make our Xmas Tour a great success. Little did we know there was sooooo.... much to see, being able to be hands on was great. Great trip down memory lane with enthusiastic volunteers. Could imagine children would love being able to...More

Thank Dalroy_Tours
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Your grandchildren will love this place. Lots of interactive stuff to do and some great staff to help you enjoy it all.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit - very hands on for all ages. My kids really enjoyed the different things to see and try, as did I. A highlight was the tesla coil. Don't miss the UV light room - we almost didn't see it, but kids...More

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Are open longer hours during the school holidays? andrea.
22 September 2016|
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Response from sunnydazer | Reviewed this property |
it has opening hours on their website