Administered by the Northern Wairoa Maori, Maritime and Pioneer Museum Incorporated Society the Museum is self funded and run with the help of Volunteers.
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.
Its stories tell of how the district has developed through the years, from the 16 metre long pre-European Maori canoe through to the newly built 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.
Open daily 9am-5pm November – March, 9am-4pm April – October. Closed Christmas day