Tawhiti Museum

"One Man's Impressively Creative
Art And History Project."
Spring Season.
Friday, Saturday,Sunday, Monday.
10.00 a,m. to 4.00 p.m.
Train Runs This Sunday 3rd Dec
Weather Permitting.

The Tawhiti Museum is a truly unique enterprise. The creation of artist Nigel Ogle, its attention to detail is simply stunning.
Now widely acclaimed as one of the most innovative museums in New Zealand, Tawhiti uses life size exhibits and scale models to capture the past in a series of super-realistic 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. Visit now and take in five and a half thousand square metres of stunning displays and dioramas.

Museum

Stunning Displays created by one man. Prices : Adults $20 Children ( Under 15 ) $7

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Traders And Whalers

The story Of Dicky Barrett, who was a Trader and Whaler. Prices : Adults $20 Children ( Under 15 ) $7

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Bush Railway

A half hour trip on the bush railway will take you back in time to the early logging days. Train runs on the first Sunday of the month and Public Holidays weather permitting. Train runs this Sunday 3rd Dec. Weather Permitting. Prices : Adults $10 Children ( Under 15 ) $5

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Farmpower Hall

A huge display of tractors and farm machinery collected by Bruce Alexander over many years. ( Free with a ticket to the Museum and/or Traders and Whalers.)

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Cafe

To ensure you are comfortable and able to be refueled the cafe is open the same days as the museum for all your coffee, food and drinks needs.

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Ronald Hugh Morrieson

Ronald Hugh Morrieson was a local author who lived in Hawera all his life. Visit his original bedroom and catch a glimpse of his work. ( Free with a ticket to the Museum and/or Traders and Whalers.)

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Transport Display

New Display. Dioramas of early roads and motoring. ( Free with a ticket to the Museum and/or Traders and Whalers.)

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Brock Rooms

( Free with a ticket to the Museum. )

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Body Shop

Where the life like models are created. ( Free with a ticket to the Museum. )

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Chew Chong

Chew Chong was a New Zealand merchant, fungus exporter and butter manufacturer. Get an insight into this extraordinary man's life. ( Free with a ticket to the Museum. )

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Shopping

With two specialised shops on site there are plenty of mementoes to be purchased to remember your visit or to be gifted to friends or family. Great Christmas gifts available on site !

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Kimble Bent

Kimble Bent was a soldier and adventurer who deserted from the British Army and lived for several years among the Maori People. ( Free with a ticket to the Museum. )

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  • 401 Ohangai Road, Hāwera, New Zealand
  • Hawera 4672

Pricing Museum Adults $20 Children* $7 Traders and Whalers Adults $20 Children* $7 Bush railway Adults $10 Children* $5 * Children age 5 - 15 years