Due to the recent heavy rainfall, a number of roads and walking/cycling tracks in the Waikato are closed. If you are travelling to or through the Waikato region, please visit Waka Kotahi’s Journey Planner website for up-to-date roading information and check the local Council’s Facebook page for the latest updates and advice.

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Firth Tower Reserve and Museum

Welcome to Firth Tower - One of New Zealand's largest farming museums. Learn something of life in a more leisured age through our museum displays housed in 13 buildings or enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of our gardens, wide lawns and shady trees.

The Firth Tower was built in 1882 by Josiah Clifton Firth to provide a lookout over the country side. It was also used as the estate office and sleeping quarters for single men. The tower stands on rising ground commanding an extensive view of the surrounding country. The Firth Tower Historical Reserve is administered by the Matamata-Piako District Council and museum exhibits and displays are the work of the Matamata Historical Society. The Heritage Centre houses the archives of the Matamata area.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$5-$10 (Adult)
(January 1 - January 1)
$5 (Child, 16 and under))

Availability

Business Hours
Historic buildings - Monday 9am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday - Closed Thursday, Friday 9am-3pm Saturday, Sunday 10am-4pm - Closed on public holidays.
Months of Operation
All Year

Distances

Proximity To Town
The Firth Tower Reserve and Museum is 3.7km outside of Matamata.

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