Coromandel School of Mines & Historic Museum

Coromandel School of Mines & Historic Museum

Coromandel School of Mines & Historic Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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From the arrival of HMS Coromandel in 1820 and the beginning of kauri logging and gold mining in the 19th century to the marine industry in the 20th century;from the histories of our early settlers to our collection of vintage tools and household items, we aim to display our heritage and the changes Coromandel has undergone - and the kids will love our prisoner in the Jail House!!
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GaryandLesleyTravel
Auckland Central, New Zealand7,134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Well with a look and the $5.00 donation at the door. The museum comprises several rooms and collections. The history of the area has been captured and it is important we support efforts like this to ensure it’s not lost.
Winter hours Saturday and Sunday only 1pm to 4pm
Written 24 April 2021
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Ragdad
Raglan, New Zealand227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
An eclectic collection of all things Coromandel. Open every afternoon until Easter. Make sure you explore all 3 buildings.
Written 16 March 2021
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sweetpeapb1
Auckland Central, New Zealand142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
If you are into your history then pop in here and have a read about local history and events. Well maintained.
Written 24 January 2021
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TheRei
Whangarei26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
There's a lot to see here, definitely worth a stop over. Three buildings including an old jail! Really interesting stuff. $5 well spent.
Written 25 December 2020
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Jeff1903
King's Lynn, UK1,486 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
It is only a small place with three rooms, but it is packed with a wealth of material. I found it fascinating and we spent over an hour there.
For five dollars entry, it is hardly a big risk, so give it a go.
Written 3 March 2020
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Kim S
Tauranga, New Zealand600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We needed to kill some time and local museums are always a great place to learn stuff about the area.

What a lovely quaint museum and go through to the 3rd building.

Lovely stop
Written 31 December 2019
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Maureen M
Surrey, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Nearly passed this by, but please we didn’t. It was a small but interesting tour of th wood mining history of the region with some old equipment . Also has a large collection of samples of different rocks which were fascinating,
Worth a small detour
Written 11 December 2019
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PamelaC
Baildon, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
I came upon this museum on my walk into Coromandel Town and decided to explore it the following morning (it's run by volunteers and isn't open every day, so please check their opening times). The Coromandel "School of Mines"story is fully documented with many, many interesting exhibits on display. It's definitely well worth a visit and gives you a clear idea of the history of Coromandel Town.
Written 16 June 2019
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Peter H
Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
An excellent depiction of history of the Town and Region of Coromandel. Not just the mining history, but logging and the day to day life of residents from the late 1800s. A traditional museum with some fascinating artifacts
Written 24 March 2019
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Kathleen w
Toronto, Canada78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
You have the amazing opportunity to see and read about the interesting history of past days on The Coromandel Pennisula and learn more about the early life before tourism. We were surprised how popular this area was with people traveling there from all parts of the world. We just discovered it ourselves by chance and so happy we made the effort to visit this Museum on our tour.
Written 3 March 2019
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