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Anawhata / The Packard and Pioneer Museum

The Packard and Pioneer Museum- Maungatapere, Northland, NZ.
The mission of the museum is to show the changes in design and technology from horse drawn vehicles through to motor vehicles and heavy machinery that made NZ what it is today.
This charitable trust encompasses a vast collection of vintage cars and early heavy machinery housed in 4 large sheds, including the following;
• Over 50 Packard cars
• Other classic cars of interest (some owned by important historical figures)
• 65 restored classic motorcycles (1904 -1976)
• Military vehicles
• Fire-engines
• Early steam tractors and traction engines
• A few horse drawn vehicles (including buggies and a Royal Mail coach)
• Allis-Chalmers and Caterpiller bulldozers
• Buses and commercial vehicles
• Many other early NZ earthmoving machines and tractors
• Stationery engines
• Early motorized lawn mowers
• Early telephones and typewriters
• Sewing machines
• A collection of saws
• Cast iron stoves
• Vintage toys and working steam models
• and a fabulous range of early colonial domestic items and paraphernalia

Open: Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am - 4pm
The last tours leave around 3pm as it takes about 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.packardandpioneer.co.nz
Email address iconinfo@packardandpioneer.co.nz
Staff iconManager: Geraldine Craw Marketing: Fran Lawrence Admin: Yvonne Slattery
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Visitor Information
Physical address iconState Highway 14, Maungatapere, New Zealand
Hours of operation icon10.am until 4.00pm - however last tour starts around 3pm Tours at other times by arrangement
Charges iconAdult $20.00 Children $10.00

Wheelchair accessReference LibraryParkingShopGuided TourPublic ProgrammesToilets
Groups welcome. Please ring Geraldine 09- 434-8214 (museum) or after hours 09-433-1536 or 027-614-0445, thanks.