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Dargaville Museum

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Address: Harding Park, Dargaville, New Zealand
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+64 9-439 7555
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Impressive small town museum recently renovated. Provides history including impressive collection & displays of maritime, gum industry, indigenous history, immigration, etc... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive small town museum recently renovated. Provides history including impressive collection & displays of maritime, gum industry, indigenous history, immigration, etc. largest collection of accordions & typewriters I've ever seen. Provides hands in as well as displays artfully created. Very friendly staff

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Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum entry is $15 per adult. Bit steep. The views are great. The venue called the lighthouse which is attached to the museum was having a wedding ceremony. The rainbow warrior masts were my highlight.

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Thank aisajane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We dropped into Dargaville Museum today. My goodness gracious it is enormous. At first we thought that the $15 entry fee a little excessive but after 2.5 hours of wandering around being totally immersed, it was clear that we had our money's worth. The exhibits included the whole story of the Dargaville area including logging, kauri gum industry, lighthouses ,... More 

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1 Thank Lyndel A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great piece of history, the Kauri was amazing. Fascinating stories around the shipwrecks on Ripiro beach too.

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1 Thank Aimeeyoung81
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Is full of history of the area, covers so many different aspects of the area. Was well presented and easy to navigate. Definitely worth the visit

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Dargaville, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

what an amazing place to visit... the work that has been done to this place is amazing. Very informative museum all about the gold rush days... our local people and what they have done for the community. An inspiring place to visit for sure.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I guess I was a little disappointed that it was so small and quiet. The prices were high for what you got but were cheaper than Auckland prices. Nice views from the top of the hill.

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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Dargaville or as I prefer to call it D'Argent Ville ( town of Silver) is a unique piece of New Zealand. The museum provides a snaphot of the establishment of the town and surrounding areas highlighting the gumdigging Yugoslav founding families and their music. Maritime history of the Kaipara harbour, is detailed including a fine display of The Rainbow Warrior... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday morning. There is an entry fee but it's well worth it We watched a short film on the retrieval of kauri first which gave an insight into the size of these magnificent trees. Fascinating look at pioneer life and the objects they used/ treasured Interesting to learn that the gum diggers largely came over from Croatia... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Situated on a hill overlooking Dargaville this museum is really special. Exhibits highlight the contibution made to the area by the Dalmatian gum diggers and loggers. Models of ships and boats told of the significance of the river. Outside are old buildings and the masts of the sabotaged Rainbow Warrior. There is an amazing view across Dargaville. Having the word... More 

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