The Chainsaw Museum is home to arguably New Zealand's largest collection of chainsaws. If it has a motor and was made to cut trees, we probably have one here. You’ll also find a large collection of logging and bushman’s tools and kit and unlike Te Papa, you can actually touch stuff in our chainsawmuseum.
I’m Paul ‘Chainsaw’ Leonard. I was born and bred in Northland and have worked in the forestry sector in the region for 30 years. The Chainsaw Museum is my personal collection, bits and pieces I’ve picked up on my travels working with trees. Although I’ve never counted them, there’s likely to be more than 500 chainsaws in the collection. Everything here tells a story and that’s what I love about the museum. These were the tools which helped build New Zealand.
Visits to the museum are by appointment and you’ll be guided by myself. If you’re a group we can cater to your needs and provide refreshments as well. Just get in touch and let us know what you’re after.
We also specialise in working with native timber and can tackle any job big or small. We like to use every part of the tree – whether that’s milling feature timbers, landscaping materials or using the leftovers for fire wood – nothing goes to waste.
242 Matarau rd RD1