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Taupo Museum

4 Story Place, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 0414
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4 Story Place, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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"rose garden"
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"local history"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"rainy day"
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"early days"
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"great history"
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"logging industry"
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"maori canoe"
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"maori meeting house"
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"volcanic history"
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"new zealand"
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"worth a visit"
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"gift shop"
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"trout fishing"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a nice museum with a good range, there is something for everyone, and everything is there for a reason.

Thank Samantha P
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

It's located near the centre of the town surrounded by a well-curated historical site. If you have time, this can be a good place to visit especially during lunchtime to avoid the heat outside.

Thank joanadventure
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We are not “museum people”, but dropped. In just to have a look. It is not very large, but there was enough to keep us interested for over an hour. Husband was particularly fascinated!

Thank hilary228
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

This museum is located near the center of town and had a well curated historical sections, both Maori and European, as well as two charming art exhibits by locals....one a whimsical paper artist and the other a collection of dogs from recycled/repurposed materials on dogs...More

Thank Carole M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

A lovely little museum set at the lakeside offering lots of interesting facts about Taupo, its history and its people. Wont say too much about the surprises inside as it amy spoil the fun for you. Excellent visit, not to be missed if you wan...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Exhibits of pioneer life in rural New Zealand, mock general store, and 1940's/50's caravan/trailer are among the highlights in this creative museum. Caravan/trailer was fully decked out with all that a 1940's/50's family would need. Must be seen! Mauri art tastefully presented and well explained....More

Thank MikelSky
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Congratulations to councils who fund museums. This museum was small but gave an excellent overview of the Taupo region. I learnt so much about the logging industry and just loved the diorama. Maori heritage was well presented and informative. Thoroughly enjoyed viewing “ The Year...More

Thank Bosnix42
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

A good local museum set in parkland at the edge of the lake. Very informative displays regarding the local history of the area. A pleasant way to spend an hour.

Thank tr250man
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The displays change regularly. Good insight into the history of Taupo. Friendly staff Will go back again soon.

Thank MattandLil
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The exhibition that trigged me the most was ORA - the garden of wellbeing, summing up the New Zealand nature! Wonderful!

Thank BF M
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