Hours of operation
Summer 9am to 5pm
Winter 9am to 4pm
Closed Christmas Day
Seniors (65 plus): $12
School Children: $2.00
Under 5yrs: free
Group rate (over 10): $10
- Family – 2 Adults & children: $32.00
Welcome to Dargaville Museum
Opening in 1985, the Dargaville Museum has continued to grow over the years to become a fascinating must see attraction when visiting Dargaville. Located in Harding Park with its magnificent views overlooking the district and the Northern Wairoa river, the Museum now has 1800 square metres of exhibition space.
Our stories tell of how the district has developed through the years, from the 16 metre long pre-European Maori canoe through to the newly built replica gumdiggers camp, from shipwreck relics recovered from the coast to the masts of the ill-fated Greenpeace protest ship Rainbow Warrior. The Museum provides a number of outstanding displays to interest the whole family.
- Matariki on the Hill - Saturday 14th June 2014 in Harding Park and the Lighthouse Function Centre at 12.30. Kite flying competion and Matariki Art Exhibition - enter your kite or peice of art and Win. Five age groups - 5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12, Senior School and Adult. Must be at the Museum on Saturday to claim prizes. Join us for a Fun Day - Sausage sizzle - hot chips and drinks on sale.
- We are getting out the fine china and silver teapots and a delightfull array of dainty eats with a "Mad Hatters High Tea" Sunday 28th September starting at 2pm in the Lighthouse Function Centre - If you came to our last High Tea you will know that you can expect a very enjoyable afternoon - Prize for the best decorated Hat -
- Not to be missed - Kevin Friedrich & Friends 2015 concert - Sunday 12 April 2015 - more details later........
- Guided tours can be arranged for groups over 10 persons.
- Looking for a special gift – the Museum shop has a good selection of local crafts.
- “The Galley” provides coffee, tea, cold drinks and snacks – homemade muffins and scones during the summer months.
- The Museum catering crew are available for morning/afternoon teas and light lunches for tour groups – booking essential.
- The research department includes both archives and genealogy. Appointments can be made to study locally-kept records and family history.