OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday 10am-4pm, Weekends and public holidays 10am-2pm

Monday – Friday 10am-4pm, Weekends and public holidays 10am-2pm

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Gardener and Sons

Gardner & Sons were general merchants and importers who set up shop in Cambridge in the early 1900s. Their store was on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets, where the Z petrol station is…

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Te Ihingarangi – Chapter 1

Lyn Tairi and Te Kaapo Clark wrote a wonderful history of the Karapiro-Maungatautari area for the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand in 1992. We have permission to serialise it century by century in this and…

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The 1915 Cambridge Fire Brigade Demonstration

At Easter 1915 the Cambridge Fire Brigade was proud to host a demonstration, where several events were contested for the honour of winning the Morrin Shield. The postcard/flyer was designed and sent out to fire…

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Dennis Davis – Builder

We have on display at the museum at present several good examples of Victorian woodworking tools, including planes and saws. These have been carefully cleaned and oiled by Committee member Bruce Dean, who has showcased…

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The Sample Rooms

The Sample Room Salon is well known in Cambridge for its hair and makeup services.  The business is named after the building it occupies in Lake Street (one down from the old National Hotel) which…

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Cambridge before the Fire Brigade

“With wooden buildings and little or no water, the destruction to property could be enormous in a town like Cambridge.  This is especially true in Duke Street, where stores and shops are close together,” prophesied…

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