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Richmond Cottage

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Address: 2-6 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Nice insight in the past

Nice historic building that was saved from demolition, dismantled and then rebuilt right aside Puke Ariki. It was interesting to have an insight on the way people lived in the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2014
R_Zanetello
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Vicenza, Italy
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

In the heart of New Plymouth this little cottage is wedged in by the museum. Its such a pleasure to be able to visit this for free.

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Turangi, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This cottage is centrally located and what a treasure it is. It has wonderful historical pieces and is incredibly informative. Well worth a quick visit to gain some wonderful knowledge and appreciation of this historical place.

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Thank Jess H
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

A small cottage with the few minutes required to read the placards and appreciate the exhibits. Worth while stop. Hours are sort of hit and miss so keep an eye out when walking past.

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Thank d-milne_writer
Whanganui, New Zealand
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I really enjoyed finally discovering this cottage on the inside. It was larger than I'd expected, and provided a genuine feel for what life at that time must have been like.

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Thank nin132
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

It's a good thing that this cottage has been preserved & not altered as its one of the oldest buildings in the region. There s a lot of information within the building if you're interested in reading further. They have costumes & articles on display from the era. Fascinating place to browse.

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Thank Wendy w
Waihi, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Lovely to see this still in middle of all the new buildings, remember it being moved here when we lived there.

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Thank Binnie2014
Waipukurau, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Great stone building. Nice to see this building preserved. The young gentleman tried his best to help us looking for a family ancestor.

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Thank Sandrabelgrove
Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

A cute little place to visit if you happen to be going past and have a spare 5 minutes, but probably not worth going out of your way to see until you are particularly interested in New Plymouth's early settler history.

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Tauranga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

A quick visit nice greeting from a volunteer and clearly a treasured building in this central area of New Plymouth.

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Nice historic building that was saved from demolition, dismantled and then rebuilt right aside Puke Ariki. It was interesting to have an insight on the way people lived in the past, the forniture but also the way space is divided, and there's information about the family that built it and their lives, Takes a short time to visit and when... More 

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