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The Renwick Museum & Watson Memorial Library

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Great little museum run by volunteers

Over the last few years this wee gem of a museum has received an excellent makeover. It's... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
DenzieK
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Wellington, New Zealand
via mobile
Small but very interesting local history exhibits

This museum is worthy of a stop when in Renwick. It has seven glass fronted room exhibits. Sensor... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
twebb21
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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25 Mar 2018
“Great little museum run by volunteers”
14 Sep 2018
“Very insightful local heritage site”
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Renwick Museum showcases the history of the township of Renwick (Formally Renwicktown) from the early settlers to the start of the wine industry. We are open every day (unattended) from (9:00am to 5:00pm) except Mondays when we are open 10:00am to...more
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58 High Street, Renwick 7204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I have always enjoyed learning about my local history , especially to find out my great great grandfather was the towns local blacksmith for many years . Small museum but gold coin donation worth the visitMore

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Twochilledoutkiwis
DrRenwick, Public Relations Manager at The Renwick Museum & Watson Memorial Library, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Hello Twochilledoutkiwis - it's great to hear from members of the Vorbach clan! Really glad you enjoyed our display of the blacksmith shop. We are constantly enhancing the displays in the museum and have just added the stable doors for our horse and we are...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Over the last few years this wee gem of a museum has received an excellent makeover. It's definitely worth a stop to read about some of the area's early settlers and the early history of Marlborough as this area is where it all started.

Date of experience: March 2017
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DrRenwick, Manager at The Renwick Museum & Watson Memorial Library, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for your kind review of our little museum. We are aiming to expand it in the future with new display in tthe grounds at the rear so pop in any time you are in Renwick.

Reviewed 13 August 2016

This museum is worthy of a stop when in Renwick. It has seven glass fronted room exhibits. Sensor lights come on as you move around the inside. Some very interesting old photos of early day agricultural harvesting up high on the walls. With excellent explanations...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank twebb21
DrRenwick, Volunteer at The Renwick Museum & Watson Memorial Library, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about the museum. We are in the process of upgrading the lighting system to hopefully make for a better user experience. We are also just about to get some huge pictures printed...More

Reviewed 12 February 2016

Simple and small, but if like us you find yourself walking through Renwick then do pop in and have a look. It is a tiny museum, with automated lighting and four display cabinets with so,e interesting material on the history of the town.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank SueE794
DrRenwick, Volunteer at The Renwick Museum & Watson Memorial Library, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2016

Hello, thank you for your kind response. We are in the process of upgrading the museum. We have 7 display bays, 3 of which are works in progress. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 30 January 2016

Its just one room and you show yourself around but its quite interesting and lots of old things to marvel at. Takes about 30 minutes to read all signs. Very much a DIY tour :-)More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Rica B
DrRenwick, Volunteer at The Renwick Museum & Watson Memorial Library, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2016

Thank you for your kind response. The museum is being upgraded at the moment and 2 of the bays are nearly complete whilst a third one is still a work in progress. It is good to hear that you enjoyed the old artifacts on display,...More

Reviewed 29 April 2014

Dropped in here on the way through to Blenheim. If you have a spare five or ten minutes it is worth a look. A very small but intensive group of displays showing the history of the area and how families lived. There are no staff...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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DrRenwick, Volunteer at The Renwick Museum & Watson Memorial Library, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2016

Thank you for your informative comments from back in 2014. We have only just joined TripAdvisor and found your comment already on there. We are a small team of volunteers working at the museum and have ungraded many of the displays over the last few...More

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