Taranaki Pioneer Village
12 January 2009
Taranaki Pioneer Village welcomes visitors every day of the year to its historic buildings set in park like surroundings.
This outdoor museum, reflecting pioneer Taranaki, is on the main highway just south of Stratford and overlooks farmland with views of Mount Egmont/Taranaki.
Features of the Village include the Stratford Hospital Museum, the ‘Pioneer Express’ train rides, the Historic Mangatoki Church available for weddings, 1900-style Education programme
40 historic buildings with artefacts, a Function room for hire, and a Village cafe on-site.
Taranaki Pioneer Village provides a unique experience of life in Taranaki as it was yesterday, is today, and may be tomorrow.
- The Taranaki Pioneer Village Society aims to:
- Promote the collection, restoration, preservation and display of buildings and articles of pioneering and historical interest, particularly of Taranaki origin.
- Construct amenities associated with tourism.
- Promote and provide facilities for educational and cultural activities.
Check out Taranaki Pioneer Village’s website