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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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A good place to see in this town. Give you a glimpse of the town history. Very interesting and must... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Unexpected pleasure

We stopped in Hokitika en route from Greymouth to Fox Glacier. We looked around the town and found... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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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 2 days ago via mobile

A good place to see in this town. Give you a glimpse of the town history. Very interesting and must visit when you are here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jokl78
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Hokitika en route from Greymouth to Fox Glacier. We looked around the town and found the museum, in a restored Carnegie building, and spent an hour or so in it. There was an amazing amount of information here, much of it about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warg57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent exhibitions that certainly gave a good perspective of life in Hokitika history. Well worth the visit and very friendly, helpful staff. I liked the map showing where visitors had come from! FREE entry - just asks for donations.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not follow the Trip Advisor listed times. We were disappointed to read that the museum was closed on the weekends; only to discover that it is open every day. It is a quaint little museum with some nice displays about local history (jade trade,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alanlP3589QE
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kezziek2017
Reviewed 1 August 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 89thst
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Happytraveller604
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