In the small town of Manaia is a museum that brings you face to face with the country music legends of our time.

The former Band Hall now hosts a vast array of country music memorabilia that will captivate the country music enthusiast. The hall is adorned with photographs of international country music stars as well as farming and domestic items from a bygone era. The hall itself served as a hospital and morgue during the 1919 Spanish flu epidemic, a picture theatre, and builder’s  workshop, before becoming the Taranaki Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.

Concerts: Thursdays 7pm and second Saturday of each month 1.30pm.


    • Physical Address
      11 Surf Highway 45, Hāwera
    • Operating Hours:
      By appointment, please ring doorbell for attention