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Cobblestones Museum

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No waffle and really interesting

The little frontage is like a "tardis" s this is a well presented and interesting museum leading to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jane P
Auckland, New Zealand
Don’t miss this gem

We loved this museum. It is fresh, uncluttered and offers a factual and storytelling approach to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tauranga, New Zealand
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“fire station”(4 reviews)
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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169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
+64 6-304 9687
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The little frontage is like a "tardis" s this is a well presented and interesting museum leading to a good representation of the bygone eras of Greytown. The first room with smaller exhibits is beautifully done and no dust or musty smell.Good to find out...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved this museum. It is fresh, uncluttered and offers a factual and storytelling approach to local history. We really enjoyed the outdoor displays and gardens.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Aver informative heritage exhibition of buildings and artifacts. Very informative. Suitable for all ages - youngsters will enjoy the old school in particular! Well worth a visit if in the area.

Thank jim A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little museum that shows what life was like for the early settlers in this part of New Zealand. The displays and information boards were very informative and the staff/volunteers very friendly and helpful. As it is an "open air museum" it is also...More

Thank ChasLeslie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised at the number of buildings at Cobblestones, pretty much an entire colonial village. Beautifully presented with pretty gardens and lots of mature trees. The historical data at the museum and in the grounds, is fascinating. For just a few dollars, you can...More

Thank Janine L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to see how NZ people used to live then you will enjoy this little gem. Some great buildings and artifacts which have been moved to the site. Still feels like a work in progress but I'm sure it will keep getting better...More

Thank Sectorcj
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Thank yorkshirenumpty
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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

Thank Chris E
Leigh36, Guest Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

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

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