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History to south otago early settlers.

A great place with so much to learn of the clutha area. Needs more people to visit so to keep this... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Brett S
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Balclutha, New Zealand
Great little museum

A small town museum which has horse carriages, a black smithy, cobblers shop, and many artifacts... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
HappyFunJoy
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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 Mar 2018
“History to south otago early settlers.”
3 Jan 2018
“Great little museum”
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1 Renfrew Street, Balclutha 9230, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

A great place with so much to learn of the clutha area. Needs more people to visit so to keep this place open.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Brett S
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

A small town museum which has horse carriages, a black smithy, cobblers shop, and many artifacts from fossils to war booty brought back by returning farm boys after WWI. Well worth a look if spending time in Balclutha.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank HappyFunJoy
Reviewed 15 November 2017

A very large collection of historic items from the area. Interestingly, some items are not so old but have been chosen as in time they will reflect various periods of the region's history. Forward thinking by the director. Well done.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Simon S
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This is a small museum run by volunteers, it relies on donations. I do like these small museums because it is generally possible to find items that I am familar with either from older family members or from my own house. Occasionally I even still...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

Free entry....step back into yesteryear in this quirky museum at Balclutha...its well laid out has friendly staff and shows good interpretation of the exhibits...you wont be disappointed and they could use your support...not well signposted from highway 1 (100m away) and could use an open/closed...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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