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Cobblestones Museum

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Undersold gem

Advertising really doesn't do this brilliant museum justice. They have saved over a dozen historic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
yorkshirenumpty
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Absolutely Fabulous

This little gem is absolutely fabulous. The historic little village is set out around a little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris E
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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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Cobblestones Museum is located in Greytown on the site of the original Hastwell stables built in 1866. From here horse drawn coaches departed for Wellington and other Wairarapa towns. The new Entrance & Exhibition Building acts as an introduction to...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
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+64 6-304 9687
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Advertising really doesn't do this brilliant museum justice. They have saved over a dozen historic NZ buildings and relocated them to the museum grounds for viewing as well as the modern museum building itself. Hidden gems like the working printing presses in the printing works...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem is absolutely fabulous. The historic little village is set out around a little village green, where you can enjoy lunch. (B.Y.O)It was a great trip down memory lane for us and a real eye opener for the grandkids as to how difficult...More

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Leigh36, Guest Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review. We are run entirely by volunteers so reviews like yours help spread the word.

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend to visit this Museum, especially if you are passionate about history, because it's a real journey through the time. I have been positively impressed by how everything is kept and explained there. The staff is very friendly and ready to help you...More

Thank Erika R
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Have driven by this place many times..this time we stopped. A great introduction to the Museum was provided by a very enthusiastic volunteer who delighted in telling us about the hows and whys this place came to be, and the effort that has gone into...More

Thank Sid H
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We had half an hour to kill before going to the ferry so stopped when we saw this place. We were given a lovely introduction by the man at the counter. He was very enthusiastic. I have learnt something new. Greytown was the first town...More

Thank Pieter S
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Has 20 or more historic buildings. It gives some insight to life 100+ years ago. The hi light was a visit to the old printing shop. It’s staffed on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The curator will demonstrate the use of the presses and talk of...More

Thank MalcolmMax
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your experience. Sadly we have only 6 historic listed buildings (Category 2) however we do have further older buildings but these are not listed as being historic.

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem on the way from Wellington to Napier. Bitterly cold day but the welcome was warm and inviting. Some fabulous exhibits of early settlers lives, well preserved and presented by a great team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. The print shop...More

Thank Janet G
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for you kind review. Pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 17 June 2018

Places are all about people. Incredible staff, friendly atmosphere. Definitely a must-visit place :)

Thank KamilaT514
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are all volunteers here so we are pleased you had a great experience.

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Not really huge museum but definitely worth to see!! Cheap tickets, well presented history of local life in the past. Lots of old items will take u to the old times.

Thank OlaaaTe
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review.We are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This little gem is worth a visit to view the history of the Wairarapa with old buildings and is a wonderful place to take the family with a picnic to share the park-like grounds.

Thank Pam F
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review.

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