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Cobblestones Museum

169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
+64 6-304 9687
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Great layout and significantly more to see and learn than I had envisaged. A credit to the town.

A great way to learn about the local history and the development of the town. Thoroughy worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil B
Now this is value for money

The Cobblestone museum is away from the main shopping area, so you can easily park outside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kiwiseley
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Auckland Central, 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 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 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to learn about the local history and the development of the town. Thoroughy worth the entry fee and well laid out woth appropriate signage to help the visitor learn. A credit to the town indeed.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cobblestone museum is away from the main shopping area, so you can easily park outside. Entering the modern new building you may think that this will be a small town disappointment, but you will be in for a surprise. Whilst the first thing you...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well worth a visit, outdoor museum, lovely setting in Main St. Greytown South end.. I often tell folk make a point of visiting Cobblestones when in Wairarapa please... see how our ancestors lived..

Thank neich2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum and collection of original heritage buildings has been created by many hard working volunteers over many years. The new section has thoughtful displays with great information about the districts history. The buildings are full of excellent artefacts and the gardens are beautifully maintained...More

Thank dwclarke2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've driven past this museum many times and never thought to stop in because it looks so small from the main street. I was amazed to find how big and comprehensive the museum is. It is a great example of a pioneer village bringing alive...More

Thank CantonaForever
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great display of years gone by for a small town. A good range of outdoor buildings, farm machinery, a hospital with a lot of old artefacts, one of the first cottages in Greytown and, overall, a delightful stop.

Thank Nigel L
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for you great review.Do come again.

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Have just been through the Greytown Coblestone settlers museum. What a fantastically authentic place. Staff are very frendly, (as is the town itself) and very knowledgeable regarding local history. Recommend taking the time to visit, and look around. A comprehensive view into NZ early settlers...More

Thank k1w158
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for your great review.As a small museum run by volunteers we really appreciate your great feedback.Come again!

Reviewed 16 July 2017 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 18 July 2017

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.

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