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Faraday Centre

2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 2338
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Go back in time

Really great to go to a place that has machinery and artifacts from yesteryear. Great for all ages... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fiona H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Fun and reminiscing for all

Our Probus Group recently visited this fascinating museum. They opened especially for us and David... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
busterNewZealand
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New Zealand
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2 Faraday Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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+64 6-835 2338
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great to go to a place that has machinery and artifacts from yesteryear. Great for all ages and cultures

Thank Fiona H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Probus Group recently visited this fascinating museum. They opened especially for us and David and Pat and the other volunteers could not have been more friendly and helpful. Great communication before the visit makes it easy for groups.While some museums are not to everyone’s...More

Thank busterNewZealand
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Kids really enjoyed looking at all the 'old' stuff and learning a bit about science too.There are lots of interactive exhibits here and people on site to explain things to you.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

This is a great place for both kids and adults , this is one museum where it is ok to touch , in fact it is encouraged . From the old working telephones, to the Bells to chime in a certain order , just so...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We've been meaning to come here for years and always get day / time wrong. Anyone wanting to visit note the hours and day's very carefully. Depending on what interests you you can easily spend between 2 and 4 hours comfortably. There is so much...More

Thank HypnoWarrior
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Fascinating engineering and electrical artefacts that take you on a journey through time. Located in the Faraday Centre which was the Napier electricity hub in a previous life, there are lots of objects to explore (engines, typewriters, pianos, pumps, aeroplanes) and hands on exploration is...More

Thank RachaelR17
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I loved this place. now in my 50s, I was a science nerd at school and some of this stuff brought back memories of early science classes, especially the Van De Graaf generator. Also some of the early home appliances on display were great. I...More

Thank chrisharkin
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This place is amazing - all hands on - artifacts and machinery of times gone by , lots of fun with children able to use old phones, ring bells, and use lots of old machinery. Volunteers are wonderful and very patient..

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic museum, so much hands on stuff for everyone to partake in. Really well laid out with heaps to see, big smiles on kids faces would definetly recommend to anyone but be aware of short opening hours so get there early:)

Thank Magictorchnz
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I took a large group of special needs people here and they all loved the place. The diversity of the collection on display is amazing.The staff are very well versed with all the exhibits and will walk around with you and tell you about them.Well...More

Thank bazzm109r
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walesclan
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