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, and war stories from ANZAC and Passchendaele.
We also have a Discovery Depot, which has a focus on the geology of the area, and gives you the opportunity to use our microscope and access to our library of geology resources.
"CLICK" A celebration of the history of photography
Can you spot your ancestors on the walls? Can you withstand the gruelling historic portrait process? Can you help us identify some unnamed people from our photo collection?
This temporary exhibition features a collection of cameras and historic photos. Curated by locals Eve Welch and Wayne of the Hill. Runs from September to December 2020. Entry is $3 or included with full museum entry of $9.
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