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Waikato Coalfields Museum

26 Harlock Place, Huntly, New Zealand
+64 7-828 8128
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Temporary closure

Was a great place to visit but at the moment closed down at the original location. At the moment... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Huntly, New Zealand
Small and informative

Visited with a couple of family members, easy peazy donation entry. Exhibits feature informative... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
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19 Jan 2017
“Temporary closure”
29 Jul 2016
“Interesting collection”
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26 Harlock Place, Huntly, New Zealand
+64 7-828 8128
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Was a great place to visit but at the moment closed down at the original location. At the moment majority of collection is in storage, but work is progressing on the new site at Lake Puketirini which was the site of an old coal mine....More

Thank Kiwialan
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with a couple of family members, easy peazy donation entry. Exhibits feature informative stories of the local mining town alongside plenty of old fashioned tools and belongings. The home is altered to accommodate the museum purpose and the grounds are tidy and filled with...More

Thank Jade_Victoria_NZ
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This place is compact but has a good variety of displays and very informative. Downstairs is about coal exploration including information around the different mines in the area, including the two disasters which occurred in the town. Upstairs is more general history of living in...More

Thank Bevan K
Reviewed 28 April 2016

What an amazing little museum, tucked away with little in the way of signage to guide you there. It is small but beautifully set out, especially upstairs (the stairs are not an option for the elderly or the unsteady). Plenty of local history on display...More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Maybe only a few of this type of museum in NZ which tell the visitors about something specifically about coal. This museum probably created in the past triggered by two major Coal Mine Disasters in this mining area, Ralph Mine and Glen Avton Mine Disasters....More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I have been in here several times and there is a wonderful display of the history of mining in this district. Up stairs are sections showing what a coal-miners home may have looked like with artifacts from 1900 to 1950 and they are very well...More

Thank 91,012,131,415
Reviewed 1 June 2014

This little museum is in an interesting original coal mine manager's cottage, and open every day with kind volunteers running it. It is located off Highway 1 on the opposite side of Huntly town in a residential street and is easy to park outside. There...More

Thank TravellingTrippers
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Wonderful little museum, with a wealth of information on the coal mining history of the area as well as a peek into the early life in a coal miner's cottage. When visiting, the textile collection on display was fantastic, with a beautiful display of clothes...More

Thank Julie G
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