Coaltown Museum

Coaltown Museum, Westport: Hours, Address, Coaltown Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Coaltown Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Kayesey
Timaru69 contributions
Call in
May 2021
The lady behind the counter took our $20 and that was all we saw of her, not there when we left, however a great small museum. Lots of static displays, very interesting videos, a mock up coalmine, lots of reading. Well worth a visit, gift shop as well.Those miners and their families were a tough lot.
Written 17 May 2021
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Jens198
Thames, New Zealand35 contributions
Great Museum
May 2021
Definatley worth the 10.00 entry, lots of exhibits and movie type clips, really gives you a sense of what Westcoast mining is all about. Totally enjoyable
Written 10 May 2021
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maureen f
nz175 contributions
Very interesting story of coalmining in the area
Apr 2021
We spent a very pleasant and interesting hour in the Coal town Museum as we sheltered from a West Coast downpour! The displays are nteresting and wellset ou t
Written 8 May 2021
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,225 contributions
Small entry fee but well worth it.
Apr 2021
Fantastic history of the mining in the region. Videos gave a huge look at what the miners and their families went through. It's hard to put it all into a review - just go see it all and then be thankful you have the life you do in comparison
Written 24 April 2021
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DJandR
Wanaka, New Zealand439 contributions
Excellent experience
Mar 2021
We spent over an hour in the Museum, great collection of historical information relating to the importance of coal mining in the district. I enjoyed the mixture of photos, info boards, videos and personal artifacts. Staff were helpful, and friendly. Only $10 entry fee for adults, money well spent. Set us up with the knowledge to explore Denniston etc
Written 10 March 2021
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NapierAro
napier452 contributions
A Great Overview
Mar 2021 • Couples
This great little museum is part of the i-site and it's a must for those who wish to gain an insight into this former industry.
A contemporary set out, clear information and good films from the past, we spent more time here than we had expected.
Go and enjoy.
Written 8 March 2021
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Krollden
Palmerston North, New Zealand12 contributions
Excellent
Feb 2021
Excellent insight into local history. Very well set up and maintained. Worth a visit and staff are very friendly too.
Written 4 February 2021
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Caro & Dave
New Zealand19 contributions
Good little museum on the history of local coal mines
Jan 2021
Fascinating look into the history of the area, coal mining in general, and some amazing footage showing just how hard and ingenious the Kiwi miners were at getting to the seams, and the coal out.
The museum had good range of mining equipment, memorabilia and stories from local miners. Took a little bit of effort to see everything as it is a little jumbled in places.
Written 31 January 2021
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Andrew M
Nelson, New Zealand13 contributions
A fascinating history of the area
Jan 2021
An outstanding display, not too big but packed full of interesting information, videos and excellent displays. Great value too
Written 31 January 2021
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lyn C
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand171 contributions
Coal miners display
Dec 2020
Purchased some figurines made out of Denniston coal for ourselves and our children. We visited the Denniston mines village.
Written 20 January 2021
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Coaltown Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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