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Phone: 06 278 6837

Hours Open:

  • Monday: 10am–4am
  • Friday: 10am–4pm
  • Weekends: 10am–4pm
  • Closed on Public Holidays

Amenities: Carpark, Toilets, Food Available, Gift Shop

Suitable for Ages: Families

The Tawhiti Museum is a truly unique enterprise. The creation of artist Nigel Ogle, its attention to detail is simply stunning.

Widely acclaimed as the best private museum in the country, the museum uses life size exhibits and scale models to present our heritage in a series of super realistic and engaging displays.

All these displays are designed and built on the premises in the 'Body Shop' and accompanying studios, which can be viewed as part of a museum visit.

Open every day from Boxing Day to the end of January.

June, July, August - Open Sundays only.

By arrangement outside these hours.

Mr Badger's Cafe
Opens same days and hours as the museum. Catering for groups outside normal museum hours willingly arranged.

Map showing Tawhiti Museum