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Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre

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Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre

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emptyhead wrote a review Dec 2020
Ireland257 contributions124 helpful votes
Isabel and Anne, the 2 staff members on duty were interested and interesting. The museum was enjoyable and well laid out and we were left with a good sense of the history of the area and its people.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Matts1960 wrote a review Oct 2020
Wellington, New Zealand43 contributions9 helpful votes
Well worth $9 each for the museum Tour - video and plenty to look at and learn “ local “ video clip at leAst 15 mins but modern and entertaining
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Anita O wrote a review May 2020
Mannheim, Germany538 contributions151 helpful votes
It's been a while since we stopped at Riverton during last year's NZ trip but we still have good memories of what we nicknamed "windage town" - thus combining the harsh wind that swept along Riverton's streets and the numerous vintage shops we found there... We had been on the way from Te Anau to Invercargill with no fixed itinerary and lots of time to kill when we discovered the museum building and decided to give it a try. Well, we were much impressed: a friendly welcome by a nice lady who introduced us to the museum's main theme (whalers meeting Maori), interesting objects and an informative film. We stayed there for more than an hour and found the visit to be most rewarding. It's definitely not just the big museums in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch that count...
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Ruth N wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland, New Zealand54 contributions23 helpful votes
We had planned to visit this museum and it was a highlight of our Southland trip. We were warmly welcomed in and given an overview of the museum and gift shop. Our visit then started with a short movie (very well produced) of the geology and history of the area, which was followed by entrance into the museum proper. The displays and information are first rate and we learned an incredible amount of information. Make sure that you visit the adjacent train engine and wharf, and try to make out the old railway across the harbour. An utterly fascinating spot to visit, and although we had perfect summer weather it would be an excellent place in winter.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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IanfromRAK wrote a review Feb 2020
Stewart Island, New Zealand162 contributions81 helpful votes
This is a wonderful find with very friendly & informative staff. Great movie to start & then quite excellent displays of local history. The WW1 display is especially moving. Extremely well done with display panels and movies. Very good gift and book shop too. Totally enjoyable, and could easily have stayed longer.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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