Pioneer Village -Stratford
Taranaki Pioneer Village is an outdoor museum spread over 10 acres of parkland and featuring 50 historic buildings in a display of local and provincial heritage. Nostalgic memories are created for the older generation and first-hand education for younger members of the family and school groups.
Located on the main highway just south of Stratford, Taranaki Pioneer Village is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Some of the buildings have been relocated to the Village from their original sites and date back to the first settlers in the province. Examples are the Mangatoki Church, the Tariki Railway Station, the Pembroke School and the Colonial Cottage.
Many of the others are recreations of early pioneering buildings and they house an amazing collection of memorabilia. If you have wondered what it would be like to live in a tin shed or a two-roomed cottage you’ll see life in the early days reflected at the Village.