Central Hawke's Bay Museum

What we exist for: 

In 1986 the Historic Bank of New Zealand Building was gifted to the people of Central Hawkes Bay to house a museum.

This area is rich in history, Waipawa being one of the oldest inland towns in New Zealand.

Take a step into the everyday life of early settlers. The varied collections are displayed in an authentic way so visitors can imagine what life used to be like.

The museum houses a comprehensive collection of photographs and much to interest the genealogist.

An extensive collection of local and national treasures ranges from History, Military, Taonga Maori and Technology.

Charitable purpose: 

To provide an authentic, hands-on educational experience with a focus on the historical, cultural and natural evidence of Central Hawkes Bay region and consequent European settlement.

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