Welcome to Firth Tower Museum



Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of our gardens, wide lawns and shady trees. Picnic under the venerable oaks or take a stroll. 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 and it was used as the estate office and as 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. 

Firth Tower

What we offer

Firth Tower Museum is one of Matamata's top family and function venues - whether you're looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy the surroundings, play and learn with the kids, or hold a special celebration - then you need to get in touch with us. Some of the facilities and services we offer include:

Opening Hours

Grounds only
10am - 4pm

Historic Buildings
Thurs-Mon 10am-4pm
Tues-Weds Closed

Admission Prices

Reserve (Grounds Only) - Free

Historic Buildings

$5 Adults, $3 Seniors, $1 Children

Group tours by arrangement
Prices subject to change without prior notice.
Eftpos facilities are not available on site.