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Puke Ariki

1 Ariki Street | Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4620, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Nice atmosphere with good exhibits. Would be good however if there was more to interest younger... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sherlock_lp
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Tauranga, New Zealand
via mobile
Amazing

When you come to New Plymouth this is a must to view. You will be amazed at what is on display. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
billienp
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New Plymouth
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“great museum” (20 reviews)
“local history” (21 reviews)
“regional museum” (11 reviews)
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1 Ariki Street | Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4620, New Zealand
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+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere with good exhibits. Would be good however if there was more to interest younger children.

Thank sherlock_lp
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you come to New Plymouth this is a must to view. You will be amazed at what is on display. A great asset to New Plymouth.

Thank billienp
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning museum and out of all the many museums I have seen in the world, this one has with the most impressive presentation of Te Ao Maori, the Maori collection. The lighting, layout and graphics are superb and accentuate the beautiful textures,...More

Thank kitten16
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interactive place to visit. The kids will enjoy it. Good for a local knowledge boost.

Thank jacindaham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small but interesting regional museum with gallery space and a section on the geology of the region. Combine your visit with lunch at the excellent cafe/restaurant in the same building. If you need it there is plenty of reasonably priced parking in the nearby...More

Thank BOBCATNZ1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. We scheduled it for a wet day visit with lunch at cafe next door. Lots to keep them engaged with activities to complete, little kids needed parental help. The staff were great helping to redirect the kids so their puzzle could...More

Thank leslee2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good day out when you are learning something new with the kids. Very friendly staff that are willing to answer any questions you have, and with the treasure hunt pamphlet offered for the kids to keep them busy and receive a badge prize...More

1  Thank MrSwannell
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Amazing place for kids, my daughter loved the massive shark and interactive models etc that she could touch and engage with. Great museum and good location right next to the coastal and a small green space with ducks to have a bit of lunch

Thank natashacubis
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I wandered through all three sections of Puke Ariki and was really impressed. The library is open, relaxed, welcoming and with a great selection of books. Across the walkway to the museum and there's a treasure trove of exhibits to be found. There are little...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We walked through the museum after lunch in the same building. Very surprised by the art and all the cool artifacts from the region...and it's free.

Thank Rich30306
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