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Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum

Cnr State Highway 3 and Kent Road, New Plymouth | New Zealand, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-752 2845
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Fascinating

Interesting collection of items: transport, farming, industry, household and more. Doesn’t look... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pauline K
via mobile
Not really a museum

Took my four year old here, not knowing what to expect and came away pretty disappointed. This is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter S
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  • Excellent35%
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  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
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“telephone” (5 reviews)
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Cnr State Highway 3 and Kent Road, New Plymouth | New Zealand, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting collection of items: transport, farming, industry, household and more. Doesn’t look very impressive from the outside but worth having a look for just $7. Run by volunteers.

Thank Pauline K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my four year old here, not knowing what to expect and came away pretty disappointed. This is basically a collection of sheds with a variety of old transport, agricultural and domestic appliances inside. It would be better described as a 'collection' or an 'assortment'...More

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A nice casual wander around and among so much stuff that once was in everyday use. Great to show kids just how far we've come with technology in such a short time.

Thank Flash2004
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Family with children from 2 to 14 and all really enjoyed it. Being able to ring all round the buildings on the telephone exchange was a highlight. Not many places you can take a family and the children are allowed to play on most things....More

Thank bms2016
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Never having been excited by machinery I never took the time to isit this museum whilst living in New Plymouth. Returning as a visitor and being taken around by an old friend who is one of the many who volunteers his time here, I was...More

Thank Carol O
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My daughter, grand-children (boys of 3 and 7) and myself from the UK all enjoyed this museums. There was plenty of interaction, and made history very accessible for the children. Sadly I remembered some of the exhibits.

1  Thank M_russell11
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This volunteer run museum gave our family (3 generations - including a 6 and 7 year old) a heap of fun on a wet day. Right from making ticker-tap with their names at the front door to the telephones you could use to ring other...More

Thank Keren D
Reviewed 23 January 2017

It was a real treat to visit this Museum. It was almost a reliving of my childhood days and it also brought back memories of visits to my dear grandparents. The elderly volunteer at the reception desk took me and my granddaughter on a short...More

Thank Mertz78
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Called in mid week during the school holidays. Warmly welcomed by the volunteer at the front desk. As it was a quiet day he joined me after 15 minutes. He then walked me around the exhibits for the next hour or so. I loved his...More

1  Thank Steve572602
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday and we're the only people there so it was quite surreal. A collection of all sorts, we enjoyed reminiscing as we viewed the displays... A really cheap outing that is a credit to the volunteers who maintain and man it.

Thank Phillipa B
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