MAV tech

MAV tech, Foxton

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Jeff Williams
Foxton, Nueva Zelanda6 contribuciones
sept. de 2019
I live in Foxton and am practising my travel writing skills visiting local attractions. It's a bit easier than hopping out of Murtala Mohammed International Airport into the chaos of modern Nigeria, or scouring a Virginia Civil War battlefield for glimpses of General Grant chasing Robert E. Lee but fun nonetheless. MAVTech is the ultimate nostalgia trip for people of all ages. Although the displays are a little haphazard and not well captioned, the keen eye will spot gems from the past, although they are now silent, behind glass. An exception is the pianola where you can pump the bellows and listen to Can Can, Blue Danube, and other interesting voices from the past. There are projectors, radios of all persuasions, editing equipment for film, cameras, etc. There is even a sound box that was used for sound effects on old time radio - in the bottom drawer of this device are stones that simulate footsteps. (Entry is a gold coin, although $2 would be appropriate.

On the last Friday evening of the month the kaitiaki (caretakers) show a film on the large screen at the back of the museum. The entry fee is $10 and includes tea or coffee, the mandatory jaffas, and a few old time trailers before the film is put on. Remember the BBC Pathe News, that sort of thing. The future of this Museum was in doubt, but it has just had a reprieve.
Escrita el 28 de septiembre de 2019
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suekeith2016
Foxton, Nueva Zelanda25 contribuciones
may. de 2018 • Amigos
This museum is full off nostalgia and memories of yesteryear. Shouts of "My Dad had one of those, or hey look do you remember this" can be heard as you go around. Old cameras, recording devices, records, sound systems, you name it they have it. There is even a radio station set up and running. Open to the public on weekends or by arrangement for groups at other times, it is run by volunteers.
Escrita el 3 de febrero de 2019
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Penne A
Palmerston North, Nueva Zelanda70 contribuciones
oct. de 2018 • Familia
We spent a very pleasant time here viewing the Dutch exhibits , very hands on which granddaughter enjoyed. Staff helpful.
Escrita el 14 de octubre de 2018
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alysiak1995
Foxton, Nueva Zelanda22 contribuciones
feb. de 2017 • Familia
Took my niece here a few months ago and it was a great lesson for her to see what it was like back in the day.
Escrita el 22 de enero de 2018
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ChasPedersen
Foxton, Nueva Zelanda28 contribuciones
nov. de 2016 • Parejas
A step back in time.
A picture theatre all small towns had 50 years ago.
This one is fantastic but imperfect enough to be real... still working , but not as often.
The fabulous Vicki Lee found the perfect setting with screen behind to compliment the songs and times of Vera Lyn.
I felt transported in time and privileged to attend.
Mavtech is run by a bunch of clever stalwarts... it also has amazing displays of av equipment as well as running a film monthly I think..
If you get the chance .. visit Mavtech... once in a lifetime stuff... I thoroughly recommend .
Charlie Pedersen
Escrita el 12 de febrero de 2017
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LindylooLevin
Levin, Nueva Zelanda31 contribuciones
ago. de 2016 • Parejas
I saw a review from another contributor about MAV tech saying how great it was. I must admit we have driven past it often and had not even thought of going in. It's situated just off the main street of Foxton, in the old cinema.The museum holds a collection of cameras, old phonographs, and movies.It is interesting to see how Kiwis have been entertaining themselves through the decades.

Well, all I can say is, go and visit ! Entry is free, I don't think it's open every day so it's a good idea to look at the website first, before setting off. It is run by a lovely bunch of volunteers, and they are very friendly and full of fabulous information about the exhibits. Having them show you round definitely added to the experience. They will play old phonographs for you, and show you incredible stuff.

They have a movie night on the last Friday of the month, and for $8.00 you get a bag of Jaffas, and a movie from the vast collection is shown. I am off to watch a movie soon!
Escrita el 21 de agosto de 2016
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Julie M
Wellington, Nueva Zelanda850 contribuciones
ago. de 2016 • Amigos
We visited as a group and were spell bound through a film and then looking around the museum display which chronicles the history of cinema and recorded sound in New Zealand. Not really my interest but I found it fascinating! It represents a unique cross-section of New Zealand history. Mighty congratulations to the very warm welcoming happy band of dedicated volunteers who have saved the historic building and continue to build this collection. Their enthusiasm is wonderful!
Escrita el 16 de agosto de 2016
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Myrddin
Levin, Nueva Zelanda585 contribuciones
jun. de 2016 • Parejas
Situated in an old cinema, which incidentally still operates, this is a volunteer run museum dedicated to film and sound. They have exhibits there that I have not seen anywhere else. Their stock of film and records is truly amazing and will blow you away.

Upstairs in what was the circle there are cinema seats and once a week they show a film from out of their vaults.

You can not believe how much 'stuff' this place has got, all of it priceless pieces of New Zealand's rich sound and film history.....and it's not in a museum in Auckland or Wellington, it's in Foxton.

And the price to see this? Nothing, it's free! Make time when you are on the SH1 to stop off and visit MAV tech.
Escrita el 6 de junio de 2016
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