Visiting the museum is a great thing to do to learn about the local history. The following gives an overview of what you will experience in one of the country's best small museums.
Our museum experience starts with a 15 minute film about Māori lore, characters and stories of integration between Māori and European settlers.
stepping back in time
Life like displays showcase local Māori traditions such as tool making and harvesting, whaling history, early European settlers way of life and industries such as logging and farming, Chinese mining history. Our ANZAC and Passchendaele display tells our stories of war.
We usually also have a temporary exhibition which changes every few months.