Museum re-opening

As we are now in level 2 the museum will be open again on Sundays 11am to 2pm. The first opening will be Sunday 31 May. See you there.

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Covid 19

TAIHAPE MUSEUM CLOSED FROM 21 MARCH 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Following government advice about social contact, we have decided to close to the public until further notice. We have to do our part and most importantly consider the
welfare of our volunteers. But we will still be working behind the
scenes. Many volunteers have their own projects or responsibilities and
these will carry on, at least for the moment, especially those that can
be undertaken off site. In the meantime any research queries can be
directed to taihapemuseum@gmail.com.

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Taihape Museum Survey

Thank you to all those who took the time to respond to our survey. The winner of the New World voucher was Frank Barker seen here receiving his prize from our secretary Angela Oliver.

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Austin Truck

This unique Austin truck was donated by Fraser Gordon. The army requisitioned it during World War Two, but unlike most vehicles that were sent overseas, this truck was returned to Fraser’s father.  The top of the cab still shows where a gun turret had been installed. It is now under cover in the museum display shed awaiting conservation work. Anyone interested in assisting with this project can contact the museum at taihapemuseum@gmail.com

 

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Visit to Bulls Museum

Last Friday, a group from Taihape Museum visited Bulls Museum. It is always good to see how other museums operate and we enjoy the opportunities given to us by the other Rangitikei museums.  Bulls welcomed us with a much appreciated hot drink before a tour of their collections. It was a very informative visit and we thank Bulls Museum for the hospitality.

 

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We’d Love Your Feedback

WE’D LOVE YOUR FEEDBACK!

Go into the draw for a $50 New World voucher. Just add your name and ph no to your completed survey. One entry per person. Closing Date 30 November 2019.            1. Have you visited Taihape Museum in the past year?  YES  NO                                                  2. Are you aware of the range of displays and resources available for your use at Taihape Museum?   YES  NO                                                                                                                                3. Have you ever used these resources to find out more about Taihape’s past or your family’s history?  YES  NO                                                                                                                      4.  The Museum is run completely by volunteers. If not already a Museum volunteer, would you be interested in volunteering you time and skills – it doesn’t have to be a big commitment (we can explain)? YES I’D LOVE TO   NO NOT NOW                                             5.  What do YOU want from Taihape Museum? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Name and phone number (to go into the draw)……………………………………………………………..

Forms can be picked up from the Information Centre, or use this page. Drop your completed form into the Museum letterbox, 14 Huia St or the dropbox at the Information Centre or email your answers to 2019huia@gmail.com

 

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125 Taihape Celebrations

A very busy day – children and their pets enjoyed the Baby Animal Fair outside, and over sixty visitors inside the museum. Thank you to all helpers.

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