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Puke Ariki

1 Ariki Street | Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4620, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Interesting museum

Tells a good story of the region, explains why our mountain is such a special thing. The other... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
nzdragon
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Great taonga Māori, but let down by a fleeting mention of Parihaka

Puke Ariki had wonderful taonga but oh what a missed opportnity to tell the story of Parihaka and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Matarawa
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Carterton, New Zealand
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  • Average5%
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“great museum” (19 reviews)
“local history” (20 reviews)
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1 Ariki Street | Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4620, New Zealand
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+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tells a good story of the region, explains why our mountain is such a special thing. The other exhibitions are always an interesting visit. For a little town this is an awesome resource.

Thank nzdragon
Reviewed 3 days ago

Puke Ariki had wonderful taonga but oh what a missed opportnity to tell the story of Parihaka and the peaceful resistance movement led by Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi arising from the land confiscations of the 1860s. The sole black and white photo of Parihaka...More

Thank Matarawa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in to i site for info and stayed to look around. Was impressed by the art exhibition . The natural history was very informative

Thank akapat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite places to visit centrally located in the city. Great options for cafe stop after looking within . Good views of coastal walkway. Take your time. Hint: best access from coastal walkway .

Thank Janr20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tells you some of the history of the region. For an information site it's quite good and there's plenty of information on what to do around the area also. Well worth even just a walkthrough.

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good sized, well laid out museum. Lots of local history, informative and interesting. Ideal for children too.

Thank franrich08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As region musuems go, Puke Ariki has few local peers. It successfully tells the story of Taranaki, emphasising a colourful past redolent with conflict, ingenuity, and Taranaki stoicism. If you have a few hours to wile away, a slow amble here will be handsomely rewarded....More

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I love going here can spend hours here can even have a coffee plenty to see and do I find it changes frequently so you never have the same exhibits

Thank Tania C
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This was not my favourite place in New Plymouth, but I can see that it was interesting for children, because there were activities specifically aimed at them. The area I found most interesting was the Maori section; largely material recovered from the Taranaki area, some...More

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Not a big museum but well done, saw a bug exhibit, lifts available to go to diff floors. i-site area is a room off museum

Thank WILDscONE
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