The Tower                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Welcome to Firth Tower

One of New Zealand's largest farming museums. 

Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of our gardens, wide lawns and shady trees. Take a stroll or picnic under the venerable oaks. Learn something of life in a more leisured age through our museum displays housed in 13 buildings. 

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.

 


Opening Hours

Historic buildings

Thursday to Monday 10am-4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday - Closed

Closed on public holidays

Entry fees

Museum Admission

Adults $10.00
Child (5-16) $5.00
Senior $5.00

 Please note:

Firth Tower Museum will be closed for the Matariki public holiday on Friday 28 June 2024.

The Tower building is closed to the public due to being seismically compromised, other buildings are open as normal.

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