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Kiwi North - Whangarei Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park

An indoor/outdoor museum of natural and human history, taonga Māori, live flora and fauna, historic buildings. Set on a sub tropical bush-clad 25 hectare park including a nocturnal Kiwi house, 1886 "Glorat" the Clarke family kauri homestead on original site, 1859 Oruaiti Chapel, 1900s Riponui Pah Schoolroom, original jail cells for Whangarei women, Jane Mander study.

Collection Type
Historic Site, History, Military, Natural History, Open Air, Science, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 10-135, Te Mai, Whangarei 0140
Telephone number icon64-9-438 9630
Web address iconhttp://www.kiwinorth.co.nz
Email address iconadmin@kiwinorth.co.nz
Staff iconDirector Operations - Allie Fry Registrar - Natalie Brookland Exhibitions Curator - Georgia Kerby
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Visitor Information
Physical address iconState Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 10am-4pm
Charges iconEntry to Park free, admission to Museum & Kiwi House: $20 - Adult $15 - Adult Student $15 - Senior Citizen $5 - Child at school FREE - pre-schooler children Family and group discounts available

Wheelchair accessParkingShopPublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets
Vintage Restoration Clubs and special interest societies on site as tenants. POP parking NZMCA Community event days Venue hire - meetings, weddings, etc. POP/


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Puanga - Star of The New Year, Star of Abundance

Whangarei Museum will look to the past to inform our modern Matariki celebrations through the exhibition Puanga 2018, from 8th June to 14th October. Puanga historically was a time for family and friends to gather ...

Dates: 23-Sep-2018, 24-Sep-2018, 25-Sep-2018, 26-Sep-2018, 27-Sep-2018, 28-Sep-2018 View more sessions

Anne Frank - Let Me Be Myself Exhibition

10am to 4pm daily (Closed 25th and 26th December). Included in general admission. Imagine spending years in hiding because of prejudice and hate. Developed by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and viewed by more ...

Dates: 30-Sep-2018, 01-Oct-2018, 02-Oct-2018, 03-Oct-2018, 04-Oct-2018, 05-Oct-2018 View more sessions

School Holiday Fun

World travelling "Anne Frank, let me be myself" exhibition opens its Summer season in the Whangarei Museum at Kiwi North, on the 1st October! The holidays see the last 2 weeks of the beautiful "Puanga" exhibition, ...

Dates: 30-Sep-2018, 01-Oct-2018, 02-Oct-2018, 03-Oct-2018, 04-Oct-2018, 05-Oct-2018 View more sessions

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Invoice; 1929; 2016.6.16Card; c1940's; 2013.4.1Scrap Album; c1880's; 2016.8.4
Archaeology -View all (2)
Mummy Beads; Egypt; T375Adze (Toki); 1984.226.3
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Panoramic Camera; Eastman Kodak Company; c 1900 - 1926; 1970.56.2Button Book; 1912; 1985.851.1Travelling Case; 1986.122.45Fan; Estimated early to mid 18th century; 2004.53.1Badge; W.J. Carroll, London; 1905; 2003.11.61
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Snake; Caught just outside Singapore at Johor Bahru.; 1971.80.1Tuatara; Zoology/vertebrates; Western Hills, Whangarei; T204Bird Skin; Sciences/Zoology/Vertebrates/Birds; 2015.24.2Dolphin Flipper Bones; 2015.31.1

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