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East Coast Museum of Technology

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Address: 67 Main Road | Makaraka, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The East Coast Museum of Technology displays and demonstrates historic...

The East Coast Museum of Technology displays and demonstrates historic artifacts from the Gisborne District. We showcase technology and its development relevant to Gisborne and the surrounding area. ECMoT has a varied collection of items that will suit a range of interests. There's always something new to discover.

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Loads of historical stuff maintained by pure enthusiasts

The people who work here are volunteers and they are there, because they like history and being around old things, and trying to make them breathe again. You will get to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

$5 per adult. Amazing collections. One of the things you must do in Gisborne. Collections of radio, computers, fire trucks, farming gear, sewing machines, kitchen appliances, .... so much to see. An incredible collection of New Zealand history. This is run by volunteers who are doing the best they can to setup and maintain this collection. Very enjoyable outing.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The people who work here are volunteers and they are there, because they like history and being around old things, and trying to make them breathe again. You will get to see different kind of old stuff, starting from oldest washing and sewing machines to fire trucks and mopeds. You might even experience old mower working again. The price is... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

this is cheap as chips, at only $5 adult, $2 child and a good place to go if you have an hour or so spare. The collection is massive, with a whole range of items. The kitchen and household section is the only area where the items are presented well and is really interesting. Unfortunately, it's hard to pick out... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The size of this collection has to be seen to be believed. There are cars, lorries, farm vehicles, household items and all manner of small and large pieces of equipment and technology. There is so much and it's a shame to see vehicles in the open rusting and rotting away. There are some classic vehicles here that if sold in... More 

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Thank Janine B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Exelent three hours looking at piles of what looked like scrape metal. Under all the piles were an array of items that I must admit I could recognise from my childhood. Good luck to volunteers sorting out all the items that need saveing. Please keep collecting because it is important that we do keep items from the past and not... More 

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Thank Martin S
Hawera, New Zealand
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14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I were at a loss of what to do this afternoon. We have been to Gisborne a lot in the past so have done most things. Found this museum. It was really cheap. Which is a massive bonus. It's also super relevant to my interests. A lot of mechanical things. From all areas. So if you like... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Not for everyone, this museum is either an unmined gem of amazing old machinery or a large scrapyard in disguise. It all depends on your perspective. It had an amazing collection of tools, cars, trucks, household appliances, old computers (including an Atari playstation) and even an electron microscope! But little is properly displayed; most everything is sitting in a heap... More 

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Gisborne Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

..Then you are in for a treat. This place is awesome. My 16-year-old is at ECMOT every weekend. If it can dreag a teen off the internet it's gt to be good. You can find something new every visit. This is one of the best things to do in Gisborne, whatever the weather.

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Thank Louise S
Gisborne, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The museum fits into an old brick cheese factory and is scattered with antiques everywhere which I find very appealing, every visit I discover something new and being able to rummage through things is quite exciting, each building houses something quite unique, horse n buggy, tractors, vintage cars, water pumps, household items I remember from years ago, petrol pumps and... More 

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Thank gooffey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

a great day exploring the many and varied exhibited machinery and vehicles opened up a lot of opportunities for children to discover new and exciting things from the past and relate them to their every day life now. the two gentlemen that were our guides were so wonderful. we attended with a pretty school group of around 40 children plus... More 

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