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Packard Motor Museum

The Packard Motor Museum provides an informative educational experience based around the automobiles, machinery, stories and lives of those who led the industrial revolution and created and shaped our modern way of life.
We also honour the legacy of resourceful New Zealanders who developed our Kiwi traditions of ingenuity, adaptation and innovation.
Our purpose is to inspire current generations to create an even greater future for us all.
Our collection is housed in four large sheds and includes the following;
• Packard cars
• Classic cars
• Classic motorcycles (1904 -1976)
• Military vehicles
• Fire-engines
• Early steam engine and traction engines
• Horse drawn vehicles
• Allis-Chalmers and Caterpillar bulldozers
• Buses and commercial vehicles
• Earth-moving machines and tractors
• Stationary engines
• Early lawn mowers
• Telephones and typewriters
• Sewing machines
• Saws
• Cast iron stoves
• Vintage toys and working steam models
• A fabulous range of early colonial domestic items

Open: Wednesday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
The tour take approximately 2 hours to visit all 4 sheds. Comfortable shoes are recommended. In winter the museum can be cold so a jacket maybe needed as well.



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Contact Details
Postal address iconAddress for correspondence only: PO Box 151 Maungatapere, 0152
Telephone number icon09-434-8214
Web address iconhttp://www.packardmuseum.co.nz
Email address iconinfo@packardmuseum.co.nz
Staff iconManager : Geraldine Craw Admin : Yvonne Slattery
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Visitor Information
Physical address iconState Highway 14, Maungatapere 0179, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconWednesday - Saturday 10 am until 4 pm Tours take approximately 2 hours . Group Tours by arrangement, please ring and speak to a member of staff.
Charges iconAdult $20.00 Children under 16 yrs $10.00

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Groups welcome. Please ring 09- 434-8214 (museum) .