Tainui Historical Society Museum

Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula

Mōkau's interesting Tainui Historical Society Museum has old photographs and artefacts from when this once-isolated outpost was a coal and lumber shipping port for settlements along the river. The adjacent art gallery featuring local artists was added in 2016.

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