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 Hours of operation

  •  Nov. to March:
                    9am to 5pm

  •  April to October:
                     9am to 4pm

  • Closed Christmas Day

 Admission Charges

  • Adults: $15.00

  • Seniors (NZ Gold card only): $12

  • Children 5yrs to 16yrs: $5.00
  • NZ Student $12.00
  • 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 Waka through to the 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

View a video then explore the exhibitions,
which include our Pioneer hall, the Gumdiggers hall,
the Maritime hall, our Private Collectors collections,
the Music hall which includes a stunning collection of Accordians
and the Maori hall. with the pre-european waka and Huia Bird. 

Dargaville Museum

  • Guided tours can be arranged for groups over 10 persons.
  • Gift Shop: Looking for a special gift – the Museum shop has a good of range NZ souvineers. local photography and NZ books on NZ history, local history shipping flora and funana and children books. New Stock now arriving for summer. 
  • Catering for tours: The Museum can provide morning/afternoon teas and light lunches for tour groups – booking essential.
  • Archives and Genealogy: The research department can traces families or local history.  Appointments can be made to study locally-kept records and family history or email you request to

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