Te Ahu Heritage Museum

The Te Ahu Heritage Museum in Kaitaia holds a remarkable collection. Its purpose is to illuminate the stories and histories of the very Far North district [Te Hiku o te Ika] of New Zealand. Treasures among the pre-European Maori collection include greenstone, early carvings and the 500 year old skeletal remains of the extinct kuri [ Polynesian dog]. Other major themes are gum digging and the Dalmatians, kauri gum and timber, early shipwrecks, missionary pioneers. The Museum has a large archives collection – documents, journals, newspapers, maps and photographs from the extensive Northwood Collection. It is the proud home of the first European item left in New Zealand, the mighty de Surville anchor.

Contact Details

Cnr South Rd. & Matthews Ave Kaitaia, 0410

64-9-4089457

info@museumatteahu.co.nz

www.teahuheritage.co.nz

Linda Wigley Curator Mary Daun Museum Assistant

Visitor Information

Cnr South Rd. & Matthew Ave

Summer: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday - Friday. Winter: 10.30 - 4.30 Monday - Friday.

Free

Facilities

Wheelchair access

Cafe

Reference library

Parking

Shop

Function space

Guided tour

Public programmes

 Toilets

Other Facilities

Archive
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