An excellent showcase for Maori art and crafts with the centrepiece an elaborately carved Maori meeting house. There are ethnographic displays of nineteenth century settler lives and industry complete with a 19th century shop displaying typical goods of the period. The 1960’s caravan is a favourite of many with its nostalgic nod to how your grandparents went camping. The museum has the ORA GARDEN OF WELLBEING next door. The garden is a homage to the award winning rose garden display in the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show (England).