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 Hours of operation

Museum is Open
(from the 19th May 2020)

  • Nov. to March:
    9am to 5pm
  • April to October:
    10am to 4pm
  • Closed Christmas Day Only

 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 12): $10
  • Family – 2 Adults & children: $35.00
  • Tour Guide $12.00 Must be booked in advance

 Other Attractions

 Kauri Coast Web site
 Destination Northland
 Dargaville web site

Contact Details

Dargaville Museum
Te Whare Taonga o Tunatahi
32 Mt Wesley Coast Road
Harding Park - Pou Tu Te Rangi
PO Box 166
Dargaville, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 439 7555

Welcome to Dargaville Museum Te Whare Taonga o Tunatahi

Opening in 1985, the Dargaville Museum Te Whare Taonga Tuna Tahi 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 Accordions and the Maori hall with the pre-european waka and Huia Bird.

Dargaville Museum

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

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