Tairawhiti Museum

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Tairawhiti Museum

The Gisborne region’s location on the east coast of the North Island means that it not only is the first part of New Zealand to see the sun rise, it's also where many explorers, from the Polynesians who came by canoe in the 13th century, to Captain Cook in 1769, first made landfall. The collection at the innovative Tairawhiti Museum museum befits the long history of Gisborne, with artifacts, photographs and everyday objects from the past presented alongside contemporary art exhibitions. Museum admission includes access to the 1886 Wyllie Cottage, renovated with close attention to every detail down to the paint colors of the period so that visitors can get a true feel for life in Victorian New Zealand, and the Te Moana Maritime Museum, where they can board the Star of Canada, a restored 1909 cargo steamer.

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10 Stout St, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-867 3832
Sun 1:30pm - 4pm
Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm