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Visitors of all ages can immerse themselves in local history at Tawhiti Museum, featuring engaging displays of life-size models and figures depicting the area's past. The museum's scenes depict stories of farming, trains, shipping, and other colonial themes. Interactive exhibits let you discover technology through the ages and its impact on local life. Highlights include the Farmpower Wall and the Tawhiti Bush Railway, providing an engaging glimpse into history. The family-friendly attraction also boasts a cafe and museum shop. Using our world travel planner, Hawera attractions like Tawhiti Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tawhiti Museum Reviews
This museum is outstanding and unique in the best possible way. This is no boring collection of pioneer artifacts and urensils. The items are well set out in spaciours dioarams and the models are... more »
This is an absolutely fascinating museum which will require a return visit as we certainly didn’t do it justice in a little over 2 hours! The life size recreations of scenes from New Zealand history..... more »
Only had time for the whalers and traders boat ride. Was a cool experience being underground but also a little synthetic. However the machinery museum at the end was very cool with a substantial number of historical tractors and other agricultural machinery on display. Is worth it just for that.
This is surely one of the best attractions in the country! Incredible displays with thousands of miniatures in exceptional detail, all handmade on the premises by one man. The Traders & Whalers boat ride through an eerie cave that depicts scenes from colonial New Zealand is also highly recommended. Put Tawhiti Museum at the top of your must see list.
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