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Taupo Museum

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Address: 4 Story Place, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-376 0414
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A great little museum

A really well thought out and interesting little museum. For such a small place they have managed to a include a huge variety of exhibits including an art exhibition and the award... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
P4528YRjohnm
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A really well thought out and interesting little museum. For such a small place they have managed to a include a huge variety of exhibits including an art exhibition and the award winning garden. The highlight is definitely the old waka and that is worth the small entry fee on its own. A great place to spend a couple of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is outstanding, they opened up 20 minutes early for us. The exhibits were really interesting and there were question sheets for the children to do. There were interactive exhibits and arty exhibits as well. We were really impressed.

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Thank 553natashaw
Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable and well put together with some interesting displays. It was a good experience, keeping in mind that it is a very simplistic museum.

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Thank Colin N
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I popped into the museum for a quick visit, and found there were many interesting aspects to the collection and its display. I enjoyed the display on the geothermal side, as well as a fairly in-depth presentation on local forestry, and how it operated in the past.

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Thank Flossybarker
Taupo, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the indoor activities in Taupo that gets you away from the weather extremes. (Lava Glass, White Water World, Taupo Museum, Crafty TROUT Brewery Tours, and Starlight Cinema). The Museum Curators are legenday in the region and regularly rotate displays. We are locals and visit regularly as it is forever interesting. Great for kids too!

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Thank Polariceskiwi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of information about the Taupo district, always has school holiday activities and great art exhibitions!

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Thank Cherry T
Canberra, Australia
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This museum is only small but very well presented with a good balance of Maori history and white settlement, Well worth a visit

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Thank Firsttimetripper
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is the place where you can get acquainted with the culture and history of Taupo. The Museum exceeded our expectations! Interesting exhibits and paintings! It was especially interesting to observe how Taupo is changing for many years.

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Thank alexandrovatv
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This small museum tells you a bit about every aspect of Taupo history and culture. From Maori to kiwi holiday makers and from nature to modern art. Good choice if you don't really have time to visit any of bigger dedicated museums. Taking pictures in most of the rooms is prohibited...

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

Very friendly staff .Great for children Always something new They have a treasure hunt for children with pictures and clip board. Good Maori exibit.

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