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Address: 15 Wainui Rd | Silverdale, Orewa, New Zealand
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+64 9-426 8272

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One of the best local museums we have seen while visiting NZ - a credit to all the dedicated volunteers who run it.

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Howard A
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best local museums we have seen while visiting NZ - a credit to all the dedicated volunteers who run it.

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Thank Howard A
North Shore,New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

They always like to take our visitor,s to this local history retreat. It is very well tended and looked after by local people who give their time and care to keep it a local gem. Free entry ,but donation,s are very deserved and welcome.

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Thank worldholidaying
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

My friend and I took a tour of this village as a working bee was in progress. What a friendly bunch. The various buildings were very interesting and the craft offered in the little shop was wonderful. We only wish there was a cafe to have tea and scones, but with only volunteers these extras are difficult.

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Thank Muriel53
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

We stopped off here whilst visiting friends in the area. This is a lovingly cared for collection of early colonial settlements which period interiors and small exhibitions about what life was like for early settlers. They have many original furnishings and items and there is lots of info to read. We particularly enjoyed the early 1900's kitchen and the bushman's... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

Loved the grounds, the well laid out buildings and the friendly volunteers. The displays of 1850-1920 life were particularly outstanding.

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1 Thank Ann K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

A pleasant wander through historical buildings and viewing aged artifacts, clothing, etc. Met a friend, we had a coffee catch up, neither of us were hungry, so left planned to chat more, then the rain "hit" so we "used" the convenience of the Village location and being open at the time.

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Thank Michael P
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

There is such a wealth of history in this relatively small village that is well worth exploring. The photo/story displays are very accessible and interesting - not 'dry' at all. The houses display a variety of treasures from the past and lively stories to capture the imagination. AND - the staff I've met, all volunteers, are so welcoming and treasure... More 

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Reviewed 26 February 2015

So authentic, educational, fun hands on, good historical site. knowledgeable volunteers, very kid friendly.

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Orewa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

Silverdale Pioneer Village is run by volunteers, so the best time to go is on an "open day". Various "live" demonstrations are available. History of Silverdale and the surrounding area is fascinating.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Discovered this gem on a recent trip to Silverdale with a large group. The enthusiastic volunteers provided a ready source of information as we looked through the various buildings containing well displayed exhibits that revived many childhood memories. The small craft shop was soon depleted of its collection of jams with their old-time needleworked covers, plus other handicrafts, and we... More 

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