Cobblestones Museum

Cobblestones Museum, Greytown: Hours, Address, Cobblestones Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Cobblestones Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Dave K
Taupo, New Zealand22 contributions
Excellent fascinating museum.
May 2021 • Solo
Well worth a visit. A glimpse of Greytown, Wairarapa life before the 1950's. Most of the museum is outside with original working buildings re-constructed onsite.
Written 6 May 2021
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paulabM8860KX
Woodgate, Australia13 contributions
Cobblestones Museum a must see
Mar 2021 • Family
Great place, so interesting for all ages and we were super lucky the printing shop was open! $24 for the 3 of us, hubby enjoyed looking at all the tools, 16 yr old loved all the listed buildings. It’s so quiet and peaceful there too.
Written 16 March 2021
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Judave
Tauranga, New Zealand568 contributions
Great visit
Feb 2021 • Couples
This museum is well worth a visit, put together by local volunteers it is a real credit to them that they have seen the project through. It gives an eye into life for the early settlers and the amount of work that has gone into finding exhibits is really great. Good for all to see
Written 14 February 2021
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Joe F
Sheffield, UK14 contributions
Lovely little museum
Feb 2020
We have been twice with different members of the family. The museum provides some really good insight into local life in the Wairarapa over the last 200 years - and the outside space is lovely on a sunny day.
Written 30 December 2020
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Sunnyday11
14 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2020
This is entertaining for all ages in our group. Highlight for kids was the long drop Toilet, and being in an olden day class room.
With Shoc chocolate next door it was a great afternoon.
Written 5 December 2020
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Global784215
1 contribution
A Fun Peep at Greytown
Nov 2020
I think I was most impressed with the model depiction of 'old Greytown'. It was visually appealing and conveyed some sense of the historic reality, and useful information about the township.
I am less knowledgeable of the machinery displayed and would have liked more visual depictions of the uses it is/was put to but I thought it was a 'well loved' and a valuable presentation.
The whole setting is most attractive and some trees beutiful.
The staff was nicely attendant.
The cards were adequate but there is potential for better in illustrations drawn from the museum.
Written 3 December 2020
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Tessiett
Switzerland215 contributions
A pleasant surprise
Dec 2020 • Couples
Popped in after reading trip advisor reviews. We were pleasantly surprised. A very good view into early life in Greytown. The village is set up as it would have been, was extremely well presented. The $8.00 admittance fee is very reasonable. Considering it looked run by volunteers they deserve a big pat on the back for a job well done. Totally worth a visit
Written 1 December 2020
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arapaepae
Levin, New Zealand12 contributions
Enjoyed my visit
Oct 2020
Went to Cobblestones museum today and enjoyed looking at the history of Greytown and surrounding area. The old buildings eg hospital fire station and cottages also all the old machinery was really interesting enjoyed my visit.
Written 22 October 2020
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飄飄 云
3 contributions
Nice place to visit
Oct 2020 • Couples
Really enjoy our visit.. This is a must visit place when you are in Greytown This is a museum that showcases early settlements of Greytown. You can see the historically significant buildings with heritage New Zealand.. It's worth a visit
Written 18 October 2020
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Carrie
Paraparaumu, New Zealand72 contributions
Interesting, informative.
Oct 2020 • Couples
The old town buildings give a feel of what life was like in the late 19th Century for those building a life here. Loved puzzling through how the old bits of farm machinery might have been used. The lady at the entrance was lovely and welcoming.
Written 1 October 2020
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