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The museum occupies the site of the headquarters of the Matamata Estate, covering 56,000 acres.The estate was established by Auckland entrepreneur Josiah Clifton Firth.

The Homestead


The museum occupies the site of the headquarters of the Matamata Estate, covering 56,000 acres. The estate was established by Auckland entrepreneur Josiah Clifton Firth.

The present homestead (1902) replaces the old station homestead (1879) that was razed by fire. In 1904 the estate was divided into 117 farms and the then manager, John McCaw gained the Tower Farm. The front rooms of the house and the kitchen, dairy and laundry, have been furnished in the style of the late 1880s when the McCaws began their residence.

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 Please note:

 Firth Tower Museum will is open during it's normal hours with the following guidelines in place:

  • If you are sick, stay home.

  • It is mandatory to scan in via the QR code for contact tracing or provide your contact details to staff.

  • Abide by safe physical distancing.  Keep 2m away from other people at all times.

  • Group bookings must be pre approved by Firth Tower management before they are granted entry.

  • Self-contained motorhomes are welcome.   Please abide by level 2 guidelines.

  • All children under 16 yrs must have one caregiver supervising them

  • Volunteers and user groups must gain pre approval from Firth Tower management before they are granted entry.

  • Be mindful, kind and patient with our sta­ff and others.

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