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Hokitika Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great small town museum

Loads of local history and artifacts. Next time you are in Hokitika be sure and have a look. The... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Kezzie K
Oxford, New Zealand
Great to see

Visited on Friday 11th May. It is great to see this beautiful building open and still being used... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Caloundra, Australia
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Originally closed due to seismic concerns, Carnegie Building (front of museum) has been reopened and is currently managed & staffed by Westland District Properties Ltd. It is open daily from 10am to 2pm and has a number of Museum displays. Located...more
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17 Hamilton St, Hokitika 7842, New Zealand
+64 3-755 6898
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Loads of local history and artifacts. Next time you are in Hokitika be sure and have a look. The volunteers are full of local knowledge and love to answer your questions.

Thank Kezzie K
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Visited on Friday 11th May. It is great to see this beautiful building open and still being used today.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This museum has many interesting items. And the building itself is interesting in its own right. There is much to see here and the presentation of several of the exhibits is good. I think children would enjoy some of it, even if it is a...More

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The Museum is directly opposite Teichelmann's B & B. Teichelmann's host, Brian Ward is able to help with so much information about the history of his premises, and guide you through the history of the area, as seen in the Museum

Thank tonyandwendy2016
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

It is an interesting museum for anyone interested in the local history. The staff were very friendly and able to share their local knowledge and enthusiasm for the area.

Thank Femah1
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

If you really want to learn about the history of the area this small museum (in the old Carnegie Library building) is the place to go. The displays are simple but the hand made little booklets at each one contain pages of information that are...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The gentleman on counter was so amazing and he was excited to hear that we were the first to visit from Nepal. Free to enter with lots of info and stuffs to see. Enjoyed so much.

Thank Bishal_The_Critique
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Had an hour or so to kill so decided to stop in here. Beautiful building well restored. The man on reception was so friendly and informative. Admission is by donation. Great information and things to see. Not overly big but just right. Had a good...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Hokitika's rich gold rush history is the highlight of this place. The guy in reception was a real character dressed in 1800s mode, and friendly and full of information. Hopefully they can raise the cash to full restore the building which was built as a...More

1  Thank WilsonOwen
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Amazing to see this beautiful building and understanding how it all came about. Must take time to visit.

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