Taupo Museum, Taupo

4.4
#3 of 6 in Museums in Taupo District
Learn the stories and history of the local area at Taupo Museum, specializing in social, cultural, and natural history. The attractive, engaging displays offer visitors of all ages a route into the local area's past, while the gardens (winner of a Chelsea Flower Show gold medal, no less) provide a well-maintained and diverse natural landscape for you to wander. Traveling exhibits and an extensive permanent collection make for a fresh and innovative museum that seeks to show the story of the region in a clear and informative way. Plan your visit to Taupo Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Taupo day trip website .
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  • Excellent for short visit. Plenty of information about the local history. Cool gallery, with exhibitions changing occasionally. Friendly staff.  more »
  • Small but perfect, the Taupo Museum is definitely worth spending an hour of your holiday. The Wharenui (big meeting house) replica sits inside the entry, then to the left there is little exhibition of...  more »
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  • This is a not well known museum but it's well worth a visit! Free parking, by the park. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. There are tons of treasures and info pitched to all ages, also a cool kids activity to help them keep looking round and let you see the whole place. Beautiful old Waka in a climate controlled area. Cool wee caravan. Travel through historic NZ in an hour or two. Can nip round faster if you don't have long. Great gift shop with interesting things.
  • It is a nice place to go. Free for residents. Children (and parents) are very entertained with the little dinosaurs hidden in the museum. This museum is just next to the playground so it is very easy to go if it is too hot outside.
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