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Faraday Centre

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Address: 2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 6-835 2338
Today
09:00 - 13:00
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Hours:
Mon 09:00 - 13:00
Wed 09:00 - 13:00
Fri 09:00 - 13:00
Sat 09:00 - 11:30

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Great morning spent there with the kids

Great place to visit - very hands on for all ages. My kids really enjoyed the different things to see and try, as did I. A highlight was the tesla coil. Don't miss the UV light... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit - very hands on for all ages. My kids really enjoyed the different things to see and try, as did I. A highlight was the tesla coil. Don't miss the UV light room - we almost didn't see it, but kids had a good giggle at their teeth lighting up very white under the uv lights!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learn about electricity, solar power, telephones, sound and heaps more in a great hands on environment. Excellent for adults and kids. Highly recommended.

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Thank Andrew I
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum with loads of practical hands on exhibits ranging from a tesla machine to old phones to morse transmitters to arcade games. Very knowledgeable staff and so many great things. Mostly based on electricity but water pumps of all sorts and stationary engines. We were there for two hours and all 8 of us ranging from 4 to 50yrs... More 

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Thank Markyparknz
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is an incredibly hands on museum. There is eclectic mix of exhibits - everything from restored engines, old kitchen appliances, working pinball machines, exhibits demonstrating electromagnetism and pianola among much more. All the volunteers were knowledgeable and happy to show us around and explain how things had worked. This museum is definitely worth a visit - particularly good for... More 

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Thank glasgow0913
Kettering, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This appears to be a small museum until you step inside. So much information presented in an infomative and hands on way. Excellant for all ages.

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Marton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is like walking into the Tardis.....looks small from the outside but has so much to offer and look at. Great if you enjoy technical, engineering, historical type equipment. Great friendly volunteers run the place.

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Thank Patricia H
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Recommended by our evil step mother, this place redeemed her! Right from the entrance the museum encourages you to touch, play climb and make as much noise as you want!! Arriving early we had the place to ourselves, the kids went wild, Miss 11 played with everything, the electricity, windmills, pinball machines, motorbike, water pumps, shoe shine machine, you name... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I really enjoyed visiting the Faraday centre. The entry fee is very reasonable. There are lots of cool old things to look at and there is lots of history.

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Thank Aimee E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My husband dragged me along to this as he is quite interested in old engines. I found the experience really interesting and the people who work there very knowledges and keen to share this knowledge. Great interactive displays. Worth a visit, we spent about two hours there!

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

What a fantastic place to visit. Volunteer staff are so knowledgable and dedicated. The age old equipment etc there is amazing and way beyond the depths of understanding for the young ones in this very technology focussed era.

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