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 Hours of operation

  • Summer 9am to 5pm

  • Winter 9am to 4pm

  • Closed Christmas Day

 Admission Charges

  • Adults: $15.00

  • Seniors (65 plus): $12

  • School Children: $5.00

  • Under 5yrs: free

  • Group rate (over 10): $10

  • Family – 2 Adults & children: $35.00

 Other Attractions

 Kauri Coast Web site
 Destination Northland
 Dargaville web site

Contact Details

Dargaville Museum
Harding Park (PO Box 166)
Dargaville, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 439 7555
Fax: +64 9 439 7133

+64 9 439 7555


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.

Dargaville Museum

  • The Dargaville Museum Presents "Around the World" the 9th Annual Afternoon of Music with Kevin Friedrich & Friends - Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 1pm in the Lighthouse Function Centre Harding Park, Dargaville
  • Tickets - Adults $25 - children $10 available at the Museum (phone 09 4397555) or Dargaville Book Exchange.

Dargaville Museum

  • 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.
  • 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.

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