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What an interesting find!

Coming from Northern Ireland we found this museum of particular interest. Our guide was quick to... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Helene G
Belfast, United Kingdom
Surprisingly good for a little town museum

Tucked away in a depressingly dated town mall, the Cromwell museum is a little gem. Good quality... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 Nov 2018
“What an interesting find!”
29 May 2018
“Surprisingly good for a little town museum”
47 Cromwell Service Centre | The Mall, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3278
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Coming from Northern Ireland we found this museum of particular interest. Our guide was quick to show us the connection between the street names in the old town (now rebuilt in the Heritage Centre) and our home country and we were fascinated by the historical...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Helene G
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Tucked away in a depressingly dated town mall, the Cromwell museum is a little gem. Good quality and informative exhibits are complimented by genuine and friendly people at the front desk. It's not big, but well worth a visit if you're passing by Cromwell.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank davidpratt974
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Popped in to see the new display and I was impressed. There is a new display depicting "How we Got Here" . Giant photos are displayed on the walls and there is a very dinky real vintage car and motorcycle. Well done to the volunteers...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JKLM2
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Where do you go when you want to learn the history of somewhere, the local museum, the man on duty was really helpful, filled in the bits that the displays didnt tell you, pictures on the walls told stories. Well worth the visit and entry...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank freedreamz
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We called in as we strolled by, very surprised at the displays and the staff member that introduced herself and told us the history of Cromwell was very pleasant and a wealth of information. There is no cost to visit however there is a donation...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank michaelz789o
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Although displays still a work in progress in some areas it was very enjoyable viewing the history of the area. My special pick was the display of McNulty glassware

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank suel2556
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This little museum is a wealth of information. The staff are great and full of lots of stories about local history. Excellent video and model that shows how the town was before it was flooded. A must visit to find out more about the town.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Fluffy
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Amazing history telling of the town being flooded and some buildings being moved brick by brick to make way for a water reservoir and dam. Fascinating. Great photographic exhibition related to saving the planet.Fab photos.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Truly! If you are visiting Cromwell, do visit this museum and meet wonderful curator - Anne, who knows so much about the exhibits and the local area. It's a real shame this wonderful museum is not easily visible, the map outside town centre is confusing,...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank SriBala235
Reviewed 3 January 2017

You simply MUST visit this upgraded Museum which gives the history of the area without overpowering you with too much display or info. We visited here before in 2004 when we lived in Cromwell and this was a return visit to see what had been...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank JohnTheWine
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