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Cobblestones Museum

169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
+64 6-304 9687
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A wonderful place to visit

If you are passing through Greytown, New Zealand a visit here is superb. The Museum takes you back... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trenham Ian...
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London, United Kingdom
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Why hadn't I visited sooner?...

I didn't realise there was so much to see at Cobblestones! The photographs in the main exhibition... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lachlaninnewzealand
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Wellington
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
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169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
+64 6-304 9687
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are passing through Greytown, New Zealand a visit here is superb. The Museum takes you back when the first settlers arrived in town and have preserved the Houses, Barns and Farm Machinery of old. Also included is the Printing Press, where you are...More

Thank Trenham Ian Weatherhead
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your excellent review. Do visit again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't realise there was so much to see at Cobblestones! The photographs in the main exhibition space are interesting, but the real highlight is looking at the pioneer buildings in the leafy grounds. Spent a good two hours here, and really enjoyed our visit.

Thank lachlaninnewzealand
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. Do visit again.

Reviewed 11 December 2017

A great local attraction with heaps of information about the local town and area. Beautiful grounds and new exhibition building.

Thank tgngytn
Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. As we are a voluntary organisation with no public funding great reviews are really helpful.

Reviewed 14 November 2017

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 14 November 2017

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 8 November 2017

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 30 October 2017

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 21 October 2017

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!

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