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Richmond Cottage

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2-6 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Worth a look inside

This is a free attraction and well worth having a look inside - it is much bigger than it seems... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Narziss
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New Zealand
A walk through history... or shall I say memory lane...

Now, this was a very nice visit and time well spent. It is only a small little house, but the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Mertz78
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good20%
  • Average33%
  • Poor0%
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“puke ariki” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
“insight” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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2-6 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is a free attraction and well worth having a look inside - it is much bigger than it seems from the outside and is a really historic part of Taranaki's history.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Now, this was a very nice visit and time well spent. It is only a small little house, but the richness and worth of the old stuff that's in it, reminded me of olden days and my grandparent's place. It was with a bit of...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Richmond Cottage is on Ariki Street, tucked up against the museum wing of Puke Ariki. Built in the 1850s, it gives visitors a taste of what home life was like for the well-to-do in early settler New Plymouth. All of the items in the cottage...More

Thank Kiwi A
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

we didn't know about this place so it was nice to be surprised when we came upon it. it was good to read all about it's history.

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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.

Thank Bronwyn H
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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.

Thank Jess H
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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.

Thank Duncan M
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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.

Thank nin132
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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...More

Thank Wendy w
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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.

Thank Binnie2014
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