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Cobblestones Museum

169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
+64 6-304 9687
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Fabulous little museum

We visited during the school holidays - great museum with lots to look at and see. Staff were all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
vickil41
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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Lovely surprise in small town.

Pleasant surprise in this small town. Displays all very well done. Spent about an hour here in this... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Kim G
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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 the museum and village and showcases a number of our larger and significant objects in our collection. The new exhibition building tells some of Greytown’s and Wairarapa heritage stories within it, and provides a link to other displays at Cobblestones and the region’s wider history. We also show the strong links to Papawai Marae and the exhibition features two river waka both of which were recovered from farmlands in the South Wairarapa. Within Cobblestone’s attractive village setting visitors can discover a range of historic buildings, giving an insight into life as it was lived by the Wairarapa’s first European settlers.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during the school holidays - great museum with lots to look at and see. Staff were all incredibly friendly and my 7 year old really enjoyed the printing works and the time taken by the volunteer to show her how it all worked.

1  Thank vickil41
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great review, we are pleased the visit was such a success. Children love the printing works.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Pleasant surprise in this small town. Displays all very well done. Spent about an hour here in this village style museum. Stayed over the road at a cute cottage called Lavender Cottage.

Thank Kim G
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, it really helps to promote small museums like ours. Do come again.

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Great museum near schoc chocolate factory so u can grab best chocolates before going to this wonderful museum.

Thank BibinAntony
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for your great review. Most appreciated.

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Lovely to be greeted by warm & friendly people who were nothing less than more than helpful. Very informative & such a relaxed venue our children had a ball exploring the grounds as did we. Well worth a visit

Thank Lance K
Leigh36, Guest Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review so pleased the family loved the visit. Children of all ages love Cobblestones.Do come again.

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The highlight of this museum is the man running the old printing press. He was a fountain of knowledge and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting to him. Would recommend!

Thank 388cassiec
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Tony King is a mine of information and is always enjoyed by our visitors to the Museum.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

This was one of the best museums of its type I have seen in New Zealand. I thought it was just going to be a small town building - done nicely as one would expect of New Zealand. Instead it was fabulous. Laid out as...More

Thank Mums4Kids
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review and please do come back. We are constantly working hard to keep our museum relevant and reflect Wairarapa's rich rural history.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great place to visit – spent a very enjoyable afternoon there just browsing the all the old equipment and knick-knacks in the village, which is way bigger than I'd ever realised. Highly recommended.

Thank Trishek4321
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Do come again we are having a major new exhibit next year which we are working on now. The stories of soldiers during WW1 and the families who were at home in Greytown.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a great place to bring families. You can also enjoy bringing your own picnic to have in the lovely grounds

Thank racalvert
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for your review. Families often come to visit the museum and have a picnic at the same time. Do come again.

Reviewed 6 April 2017

The museum is just the right size for a quick visit with lots of interesting exhibits. As a bonus it is also right next to Schoc Chocolates.More

Thank Esther A
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Do come back again as we are planning a major new exhibition for 2018 revolving around Greytown and the war years called Soldiering On. This will focus on local stories of soldiers and the people left at home. There...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a great, spacious museum. Gives a good understanding of what life was like for early immigrants to the region. Deceptively large area so you need to give yourself an hour to look around.More

Thank Kiwi344
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We work hard to make sure you have a great visitor experience. The museum is run entirely by volunteers with no government funding so reviews by visitors are really important for us. We are working on a major new...More

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