Explore our outstanding collections and exhibitions with a visit to the Kauri Museum. Our large galleries provide loads of room for safe social distancing and we already have in place, all the top health and safety requirements to ensure you can relax and enjoy your day out.

If you need to stay at home you can still explore online. We will continue to share stories, links and fun activities to ignite your curiosity and lift your spirits on our social media channels and News page. | FACEBOOK | NEWS | WHAT'S ON | Keep an eye out on our events page, to find events, exhibitions and workshops for all the family.


Visit the largest undercover attraction in Northland.
Over 4500 sq meters of indoor exhibits and much more.

The award winning Kauri Museum tells the story of the kauri tree and the people who developed industries to harvest the rich resources of our ancient kauri forests.
The unparalleled kauri timber and magnificent juvenile amber (kauri gum) built our nation.
Experience the kauri story of the past, understand its present and be part of the kauri tree’s future.

Find out what our visitors are saying...

"This is the most fantastic museum I have ever seen. It is huge, beautifully kept and immaculate displays. Now a little off the highway to Dargaville, it is well worth stopping to enjoy." - Sue Farley - November 2020

"We just want to thank you all for an amazing and wonderful time at the Kauri Museum. We truly loved the visit with our two boys. Thank you for your smiles, your warm welcome and education. Thelma's kauri gum polishing was simply fantastic. Our boys came home and polished their gum the next day. You have all done an amazing job, which made our visit much more interesting. We hope to be back soon. Thank you from Stuart, Helle, Jesse and Christian. July 2020"

"Great entertaining museum for kids as well as adults. This place is as well kept and full as any big budget city museum. Andy B. August 2020"

Thanks to everyone who has left comments on Trip Advisor, as The Kauri Museum has been awarded a Trip Advisor People's Choice Award for 2020.