We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Faraday Centre

2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 2338
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Amazeballs

This is the most amazing place for kids and the old guys have heaps of experience - all the local... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
George M
Comprehensive intetactive display

What a find!! This museum is parked with items, photos and information from yesteryear. There are... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Malcolm A
via mobile
Read all 80 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 13:00
LOCATION
2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 6-835 2338
Write a Review
Reviews (80)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most amazing place for kids and the old guys have heaps of experience - all the local science wizz kids get together and make this place great. The kids love the machine with the tokens fun and games.

Thank George M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

What a find!! This museum is parked with items, photos and information from yesteryear. There are numerous items that we could operate. Others were demonstrated by the enthusiastic volunteers. They have a number of school groups visit and we are in our 60"s. There is...More

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is like the Napier version of Auckland's MOTAT, but you get to sit on things and/or make them work. I took my two teenage daughters here thinking it would be a bit boring for them - hah - best $13 I've ever spent. I...More

Thank StickyNicky43
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Lots to do and see for all age groups.This is a very interesting low tech display of all sorts of weird and wonderful inventions from years gone run by dedicated volunteers who have a wealth of ,knowledge to share.

Thank maureenpowell45
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This would have to be the only museum we have ever been too that EVERYTHING you see you could explore and play with. Very interactive and run by highly knowledgeable volunteers. We had a great time. Two stories of magic and history explained. spent a...More

Thank Gemma R
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It's not the largest collection by any means but what sets it apart from most other collections is that many significant items are not just in working order but are actually working. Try pedalling a player piano,(harder than it looks) cranking up a Wimshurst machine,...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I've taken my son here twice now and we still haven't really taken in what it has to offer. Will certainly be back.

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Didn't know what to expect but we were amazed at how good it was. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and very passionate about the displays. There was lots to try and always someone to demonstrate and explain. We visited at the same time as...More

Thank AliSin01
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Thanks for helping to make our Xmas Tour a great success. Little did we know there was sooooo.... much to see, being able to be hands on was great. Great trip down memory lane with enthusiastic volunteers. Could imagine children would love being able to...More

Thank Dalroy_Tours
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Your grandchildren will love this place. Lots of interactive stuff to do and some great staff to help you enjoy it all.

1  Thank Penny322
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Groove Kitchen Espresso
212 reviews
.91 km away
Trattoria alla Toscana
252 reviews
.91 km away
Dough Pizzeria
40 reviews
.58 km away
Bangkok House Thai Restaurant
91 reviews
.80 km away
Nearby Attractions
Napier i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
179 reviews
1.25 km away
Sunken Gardens
141 reviews
1.20 km away
Clive Square
66 reviews
.71 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
walesclan
Are open longer hours during the school holidays? andrea.
22 September 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from sunnydazer | Reviewed this property |
it has opening hours on their website
0
Votes