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CHB Museum

Te rohe - Location
23 High St. Waipawa 4210 Hawkes Bay

Ngā haora mahi - Opening hours
Open 7 days 10am - 4pm

Te utu - Admission
Adult $8
CHB Resident $5
Children(5-12years) $2

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.

Ngā momo kohinga -
Collection Strengths


Social history

Taonga Māori


Ngā wāhi -

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    Reference library

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    Public programmes

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    Guided tours

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    Membership club

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    Wheelchair access

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Whakapā mai -

Kei te mahere -
On the map

Tūhuratia te kohinga -
Explore collection