WAIKATO: MATAMATA-PIAKO

13-Jun-14

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Firth Tower Museum

star rating of 4.5

by Chris Gaelic

266 Tower Rd, Matamata, Waikato

Phone: 07 888 8369

rvexplorer id: 18435

Museum Reception and Entrance

Museum Entrance

 

Cast iron stove in a reconstructed kitchen

Cast iron stove in a reconstructed kitchen

 

Pioneer wash house

Pioneer wash house

 

Old time Cinema projectors

Old time Cinema projectors

 

Motorhome in a powered site

Motorhome in a powered site

 

 

The Firth Tower Museum is in a rural area just out of Matamata. In addition to restored historic buildings and artefacts, powered sites are available for motor caravanners.

 

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon when we visited, and we were really impressed with the quality of the restored buildings and the exhibits. We ended up spending a couple of hours browsing before we had to leave, on our way to Napier.

 

There are a limited number of powered sites available around the parking area. You can pay to use these in the museum reception.

 

It's in a quiet country location and would be a great choice for staying overnight.

 

Not everyone is interested in New Zealand history, but this is a shining gem for those who are.

The Firth Tower on entering the mueseum grounds

The Firth Tower on entering the mueseum grounds

 

View from the top of the Firth Tower

View from the top of the Firth Tower

 

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02:48 PM 21-Sep-19 by Eddie Aldridge from Kerikeri Public
20-Sep-2019 Excellent place to stay overnight, very welcoming in a rural setting and no requirement to go around the museum. Was $6 unpowered site and $12 Powered. Toilets and good fresh water supply available.