New Plymouth’s founders faced storms, sickness and death. Driven by opportunity and sometimes desperation they sailed from England during the 1840s, gambling it all for a new start. The struggles and triumphs of over 1000 Plymouth Company settlers laid this town’s foundations and reshaped the future of Taranaki, as they built their community in a new land amongst Māori.
This exhibition shares with you their early years in New Plymouth. Come in now to experience their journey through interactive sights, smells and sounds.
now showing - temporary exhibits
Step back in time 290 million years to when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea.
Permian Monsters: Life before the Dinosaurs is a fun and interactive exhibition for the whole family.