Whitestone City

Whitestone City, Oamaru: Hours, Address, Whitestone City Reviews: 5/5

Whitestone City
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History Museums
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Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Learn about our history by taking part in it. Take a tour of the visual tale of our town from the rough-sawn Whitestone beginnings to the polished and finely worked grandeur of our facades that still exist today. Partake of Victorian pastimes or boldly go beyond the curtains to encounter our colourful past. Leisurely repose oneself in the sumptuous surrounds of our parlour.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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brendafrost
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
Apr 2022
An interesting place to visit to go back in time to when area first settled. Displays very good and appear to be relevant to the area and depict how the town was established and the history of the area. Good for children.
Written 26 April 2022
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AdrienneJ15
Christchurch, New Zealand66 contributions
Feb 2022
this was a great place to while away an hour , with so much interesting content... the movie of the story of Oamaru was just the right length (about 8 minutes I think?) we enjoyed the last section , watching an amusing video of a modern woman dressing herself in the attire that females of Victorian times had to endure... without anyone to help her... she also took 8 minutes!!
the idea of koha (donation) on exiting was appreciated - we happily gave $10 each but may have hesitated to pay upfront not knowing just what was behind the entry point... it was easy for my friend to get around on her walking frame
Written 17 February 2022
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ballyjune
Auckland Central, New Zealand29 contributions
Jan 2022
Stepping back in time and far more interactive and interesting than the steam punk museum. Great for kids of all ages. Have a go on the stilts.
Written 24 January 2022
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cpcog
Wellington, New Zealand1,329 contributions
Dec 2021
It is good for tourists! although the place isn't that big, there is plenty things to see and try. We can tell the owner try very hard to decorate the place with lot of information and activities. you can see old things and old costume , played old games and had a ride on carousel!
The staffs are very friendly and explain everything they know.
Donation was welcomed at the end of the visit.
Written 9 January 2022
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,401 contributions
Jul 2021
A very strange place. We visited early in the evening, there was no one on the front counter and something was happening with a reasonable size group in another room. We had a quick look around and could see that it could be a fun visit at a different time going by other reviews.
Written 26 August 2021
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Lena91nz
Auckland Central, New Zealand58 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
I had so much fun today and Whitestone city. It was a good mix of fun and educational. I loved riding on the carousel!
Written 27 April 2021
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PETER R
Christchurch, New Zealand20 contributions
Jan 2021
Staff very knowledgeable and friendly.
Such an educational and enjoyable experience.
I so enjoyed sitting in the authentic style theatre watching the historic story of Oamaru .
Written 31 January 2021
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Peter & Kelly M
5 contributions
Jan 2021
A great experience made all the better by passionate and engaging staff.  We weren't sure what to expect on entering but it was a great mix of entertainment, interaction and education in a very hands-on environment.  The Penny Farthing Carousel was a highlight together with the original classroom experience (a real eye-opener for the kids on how things used to be).  Attention to detail and nice small touches.  A really unique museum-style experience that the operators are clearly passionate about.
Written 17 January 2021
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CJO193
Te Puke, New Zealand406 contributions
Dec 2020
This was a great space tp spend a few hours wondering around! it was like taking a step back in time!
Written 27 December 2020
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Rachael B
1,892 contributions
Feb 2020
My husband and I came here and did the Grand Tour and had such a good time! You can book our tickets on GetYourGuide for $40usd for 2 adults and this includes a private, personalized tour of the museum in period costumes. The costumes were my absolute FAVORITE! They offer to take lots of pictures of you throughout the tour with your phone/camera that doesn't cost extra. If you ever want to get old fashioned photos taken you really can't do better than this! I have some AMAZING photos of us from this tour. We also enjoyed riding on the old fashioned bicycle carousel, playing old fashioned games like knuckle bones (which it turns out I am terrible at) and this strange pinball/ski ball game. We also played a few rounds of croquet. And of course there is also the history to be learned from the tour and displays. I love that it is interactive! Recommend if looking for something to do in the area.
Written 20 October 2020
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Whitestone City is open:
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM