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Waihi Arts Centre & Museum

54 Kenny St Waihi, Waihi 3641, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8386
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Great guide

The museum provides a good context to a visit to Waihi and is well worth visiting. We had a guide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
Great history of mining

just updating the museum at the moment but had some great exhibits including a 3d look at the mine... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
ken b
Brisbane, Australia
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54 Kenny St Waihi, Waihi 3641, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8386
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum provides a good context to a visit to Waihi and is well worth visiting. We had a guide who provided us with a lot of information on the area. There are some great models and some interesting photos. Be sure to check the...More

Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 20 July 2017

just updating the museum at the moment but had some great exhibits including a 3d look at the mine workings which I've never seen before. Volunteer looking after the place gave us a guided tour and she was so interesting and helpful.

Thank ken b
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this little museum. The town's history is based on mining (Martha Mine and other area mines) so a lot of the exhibits hark back to mining, but there is a lot that gives you an idea of what it was like to...More

Thank minic00per
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This didn't take us long. The kids were fascinated with some of the exhibits. You must stop in and have a look at the pickled thumbs. That was ununexpected! The jail is hillarious! The "men" in there look like Zombies. There is a charge to...More

Thank mrsbanno
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Very informative exhibits and helpful staff. Well worth spending time reading through the information available.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you view the Martha Mine and/or do the Gold Mine tour then it's worth finishing off here at the museum. Gives an overall view of all the mines. We found it interesting

Thank Jenanne6
Reviewed 12 January 2016

If you have made the effort to climb the hill to see the Martha Gold Mine, then you may as well check this building out,as you will walk passed it anyway. When we visited, it was a damp and very overcast day which gave the...More

Thank john j
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Very expensive souvenirs, the staff went ballistic when I took a photo of a family friend and I got sent out as there was a sign saying no photos. I would have known I wasn't allowed to take photos of it was clearly displayed, not...More

Thank kellip2016
Reviewed 23 October 2015

If you are visiting The Martha Mine this pump house is right beside it.So you should also take a look around.The history is on display and I found it interesting

Thank janneil116
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Amazing history from yesteryears. Local icon in the middle of the town that was moved in one piece some years ago. Nice walk that most people can easily do around the rim pit with points of interest on the way which is well worth doing.

Thank Hol1dayMaker
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