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Hokitika Museum

17 Hamilton St, Hokitika 7842, New Zealand
+64 3-755 6898
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Experience Hokitika history

The Museum is directly opposite Teichelmann's B & B. Teichelmann's host, Brian Ward is able to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tonyandwendy2016
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Nelson, New Zealand
A Good Way to Spend Time Out of the Rain

It is an interesting museum for anyone interested in the local history. The staff were very... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Femah1
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Originally closed due to seismic concerns, Carnegie Building (front of museum) has been reopened and is currently managed & staffed by Westland District Properties Ltd. It is open daily from 10am to 2pm and has a number of Museum displays. Located at 47 REVELL STREET, HOKITIKA MUSEUM STAFF are as busy as ever, working behind the scenes to care for the vast collection of treasures belonging to the people of Westland, including new items that have recently been donated. They also run a RESEARCH CENTRE for enquiries about local history, family research and photographs. Staff are involved in planning new exhibits for the Museum once it reopens.
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  • Average14%
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  • Terrible0%
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17 Hamilton St, Hokitika 7842, New Zealand
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+64 3-755 6898
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum is directly opposite Teichelmann's B & B. Teichelmann's host, Brian Ward is able to help with so much information about the history of his premises, and guide you through the history of the area, as seen in the Museum

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

It is an interesting museum for anyone interested in the local history. The staff were very friendly and able to share their local knowledge and enthusiasm for the area.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

If you really want to learn about the history of the area this small museum (in the old Carnegie Library building) is the place to go. The displays are simple but the hand made little booklets at each one contain pages of information that are...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The gentleman on counter was so amazing and he was excited to hear that we were the first to visit from Nepal. Free to enter with lots of info and stuffs to see. Enjoyed so much.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Had an hour or so to kill so decided to stop in here. Beautiful building well restored. The man on reception was so friendly and informative. Admission is by donation. Great information and things to see. Not overly big but just right. Had a good...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Hokitika's rich gold rush history is the highlight of this place. The guy in reception was a real character dressed in 1800s mode, and friendly and full of information. Hopefully they can raise the cash to full restore the building which was built as a...More

Thank WilsonOwen
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Amazing to see this beautiful building and understanding how it all came about. Must take time to visit.

Thank Funfoodfavourites
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

As we arrived late, the museum was closed. We could only look around outside. The building was the former library. It looked beautiful at night.

Thank PaulSiow
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Is a really interesting and in a lovely old building. Interesting collections and stories about Hokitika and district.

Thank Allan H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Have been to this museum twice in consecutive years whilst in Hokitika and found it to be fascinating and uncrowded even during the peak of the holiday season. Information in the form of models, displays and videos and artifacts can as expected be found throughout...More

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