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Collection of Historical Technology

Shops and Services

Going to the grocer shop in the early to mid 1900's would've been a totally different experience than it is today. There were no bar codes and no scanners. There were tills or cash registers of course and they were very ornate and keying in items would've taken a lot longer.

You can have a go at shopping the old fashioned way at the Faraday Centre. Use the shopping trolley, fill it with tins and packets and have a turn on the cash register.

Services like going to the dentist or getting your hair cut would've been very different too. The dental clinic had no power operated drills, so had to use a foot pump to operate it. There were no straightening irons when you visited your hairdressers. Explore the wonders of big hairdryers and interesting clips when you sit in the chair at The Faraday Centre.

Penny Arcade is a big hit with our young and older visitors. Make sure you have a go with the old pin ball machines and arcade games.

Where to find us

Physical Address: 2a Faraday Street, Napier (off Carlyle Street)
Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am - 1pm
Saturday 9am - 11:30 am

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