Cinema in Stratford

King's Theatre

When Stratford's fine old picture house opened on the last day of 1917, movies were still silent, King George V was on the throne back in London and New Zealand had only been an independent country for a decade....

Museum in Stratford

Taranaki Pioneer Village

About 1km south of Stratford on SH3, the Taranaki Pioneer Village is a 4-hectare outdoor museum housing 40 historic buildings, many dating back to the early 1850s. It’s a safe pastiche of bygone days...but it's...

Craft Beer in Stratford

Forgotten 43 Brewing

As far as contemporary NZ craft-beer bars go, Forgotten 43 Brewing's modest Stratford shopfront is a casual, unsophisticated affair. But, hey, where else can you get a cloudy ‘Robo Hop’ pale ale on this side of...

Gallery in Stratford

Percy Thomson Gallery

Right next door to Stratford i-SITE, this progressive community gallery (named after a former mayor) displays eclectic local, regional and national art shows. New exhibitions every three to four weeks.