Tirau Museum

Daily 9:00am – 4:00pm

Take a peaceful break between Rotorua and Hamilton and view early New Zealand, in its infinite variety at this privately owned museum. The large collection includes furniture

  • Clocks
  • Lamps
  • An assortment of household items
  • Tobacco tins
  • Honey tins
  • Bottles
  • Crockery
  • Tools
  • Heaters
  • Radios and the list goes on

Machinery includes tractors, horse drawn vehicles, petrol pumps, oil tins, farm machinery and stationary engines. This museum houses the oldest mobile tractor in the Waikato. Military memorabilia includes paper money from a prisoner of war camp, a 40mm Bofors gun, and World War I and II Roll of Honour Boards.

Bees are also a theme with vintage beekeeping gear, and a display of local honey products. All of this in a quiet country spot, complete with picnic tables and barbecue facilities for groups.

Collection Type includes History, Technology, Military,  and Agriculture


Open 9:00 am to 4:00pm daily

Adult $5
Child $3
Family $12 (2 Adults, 2 Children)

Tirau Museum

State Highway 5, 3.5km’s from Tirau

Ph: 07 883 1442
email: [email protected]

Tirau Museum