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TSB Bank Bowls New Zealand Museum

Set against the background of Mount Egmont-Taranaki, this is the only Bowls Museum in the world and contains over 8000 exhibits of the game as played by the men and women in New Zealand. Bowls is the 3rd largest participation sport in New Zealand and is played world wide. Old trophies from historical events, the Library of Jubilee, and other historical bowling information complete the museum. Set in park surroundings near to historic New Plymouth Bowling Club.

The museum commenced in a private capacity 1980 and was donated to New Zealand Bowls in 1993. There is good parking adjacent to the museum.

Our aim is to compile and display lawn bowls activity in New Zealand since 1890. We also aim to assist with publication of facts on New Zealand lawn bowls for use by lovers of the game.

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Contact Details
Postal address iconTSB BANK Bowls New Zealand Museum c/- PO Box 4122 NEW PLYMOUTH
Telephone number icon64-6-758 0284

Visitor Information
Physical address iconDean Park, Brooklands Road, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconTuesday, Friday And Saturday from 10 until 2.30 with extended hours during the Taranaki Open.
Charges iconGold coin donation

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