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Inspiration456650 wrote a review Nov 2020
Russell, New Zealand89 contributions10 helpful votes
Hard to believe that so many people can live in such a small space. The cottage is well maintained and worth going to.
Date of experience: November 2020
Abhishek S wrote a review Aug 2019
Bengaluru, India386 contributions41 helpful votes
I thought this was a museum but it’s not exactly like that. The place is more of an open house where you go around and look at all historical things around. It was worth it.
Date of experience: August 2019
kpiddy wrote a review Jul 2019
Brisbane, Australia11,517 contributions1,100 helpful votes
Wyllie Cottage is located in the grounds of the Tairawhiti Museum it is reported to be the oldest European house still standing in the Gisborne area. It was built in 1872 for the Whyllie family and its history has been recorded and is on display inside the cottage. From the street it looks like a single storey home and yet it is not, there is a small narrow wooden staircase leading up to a second level, it was fascinating to think the cottage housed a large family. Each of the rooms were interesting to visit and were filled with display cases of memorabilia and information boards. The colours of the cottage have been well researched to its original colours. As paying guests to the museum we wandering through the cottage but it did appear that you could just walk in off the street and browse.…
Date of experience: May 2019
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Sally Cale wrote a review Jul 2019
Napier, New Zealand66 contributions3 helpful votes
Love the way they have restored the cottage, unfortunately visited after they did it up, and was Dissapointed that the furnishings and artefacts weren't put back in so you could see how they would've lived. Not very interesting to look in now.
Date of experience: January 2019