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Cobblestones Museum

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169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
+64 6-304 9687
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Even better second time round!

I visited this wonderful museum two years ago with very young grandchildren. So that visit was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ghenna_12
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Lovely experience

A fascinating visit to learn the history of Greytown. Loved the church, an ideal spot for an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
barbsg2014
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Hamilton, Waikato, 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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169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
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+64 6-304 9687
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this wonderful museum two years ago with very young grandchildren. So that visit was a bit quicker than I really wanted, even though the children enjoyed it. I said at the time that I would love to return and explore in more detail....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating visit to learn the history of Greytown. Loved the church, an ideal spot for an intimate wedding.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Because of Greytown's long history I recommend a visit here. The buildings outside were particularly interesting. Worth an hour or two of your time!

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

Thank you for your great review.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great museum in a lovely little town. Well worth visiting if you are in the area. Informative and interesting.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Greytown is charming town on the road north of Wellington. One could do a day trip but we were driving through on our way to Napier and saw this museum. It's cleverly constructed of historic buildings from the area that have been bought in and...More

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Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We work hard to make it an enjoyable experience to our museum which is all run by volunteers so your review is most appreciated. The stables are original and were erected in 1857 on this site as are the...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 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

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Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for your excellent review. Do visit again.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

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.

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Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Do visit again.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

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

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Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

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

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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.

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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

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