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Faraday Centre

2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 2338
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Everything is Interactive

We've been meaning to come here for years and always get day / time wrong. Anyone wanting to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
Fascinating engineering and electrical artefacts

Fascinating engineering and electrical artefacts that take you on a journey through time. Located... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 2338
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been meaning to come here for years and always get day / time wrong. Anyone wanting to visit note the hours and day's very carefully. Depending on what interests you you can easily spend between 2 and 4 hours comfortably. There is so much...More

Thank HypnoWarrior
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating engineering and electrical artefacts that take you on a journey through time. Located in the Faraday Centre which was the Napier electricity hub in a previous life, there are lots of objects to explore (engines, typewriters, pianos, pumps, aeroplanes) and hands on exploration is...More

Thank RachaelR17
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I loved this place. now in my 50s, I was a science nerd at school and some of this stuff brought back memories of early science classes, especially the Van De Graaf generator. Also some of the early home appliances on display were great. I...More

Thank chrisharkin
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This place is amazing - all hands on - artifacts and machinery of times gone by , lots of fun with children able to use old phones, ring bells, and use lots of old machinery. Volunteers are wonderful and very patient..

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic museum, so much hands on stuff for everyone to partake in. Really well laid out with heaps to see, big smiles on kids faces would definetly recommend to anyone but be aware of short opening hours so get there early:)

Thank Magictorchnz
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I took a large group of special needs people here and they all loved the place. The diversity of the collection on display is amazing.The staff are very well versed with all the exhibits and will walk around with you and tell you about them.Well...More

Thank bazzm109r
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

There are no words to describe how fantastic this place is! Everything is hands on! Our kids had an absolute ball! There is so many interactive activities for them to participate in, it kept them entertained for hours! If you're visiting Napier this is a...More

Thank JessieJames2
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I have been to Napier so many time and never realised this was here. I may have missed it and assumed it was another poorly funded museum where you can't touch things. This place has a rule that you have to touch everything. We had...More

1  Thank Nedbedrock
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is the most amazing place for kids and the old guys have heaps of experience - all the local science wizz kids get together and make this place great. The kids love the machine with the tokens fun and games.

Thank George M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 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
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Response from sunnydazer | Reviewed this property |
it has opening hours on their website