The excellent Tairawhiti Museum complex features exhibits on local history with a fine collection of Māori artefacts. The maritime exhibits include displays of shipwrecks including the bridge house of the Star of Canada, which ran aground on Kaiti Beach in 1912. The museum also has an exhibit of historic surfboards.
- 10 Stout Street, Gisborne 4010
- Telephone (06) 867 3832
- Website www.tairawhitimuseum.org
- Admission $5
- Open Mon–Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1.30pm–4pm