Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre

Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre, Riverton: Hours, Address, Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre

Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Explore our museum's interactive displays in one of New Zealand's oldest towns! We have a range of gifts and souvenirs, and our staff in the information centre are happy to help make travel bookings for your stay. Open 7 days (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day) 10am - 4pm (Summer closing 5pm).
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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John from Christchurch, NZ
Christchurch, New Zealand12 contributions
Great Little Museum
Apr 2021 • Couples
We stayed a night in Riverton on our recent Southern Scenic Route trip and came across this great little museum. David was incredibly informative. This was the highlight of our overnight stay in Riverton. If you go to Riverton it is a Must See!
Written 11 April 2021
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Kiwitramper28
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
A Must Visit in Riverton
Feb 2021
An amazing and very interesting display, a definite must visit in Riverton. So much NZ history and put together so well - Well done.
Written 3 March 2021
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Inspiration456650
Russell, New Zealand111 contributions
Lovely little museum
Feb 2021
This is a great museum on the smaller side but plenty of information about the local area and would be happy to recommend it to friends.
Written 26 February 2021
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Martin S
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand42 contributions
Unexpectedly brilliant
Feb 2021 • Couples
Amazing museum in a small, historic port town. Really good curation of the various industries that have boomed and busted along this coast, plus plenty of personal stories.our host Isabell was really helpful and made us feel very welcome. We have visited many museums around NZ, big and small, and this would be close to top of our list. Allow a couple of hours
Written 15 February 2021
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emptyhead
Ireland260 contributions
Well done
Dec 2020 • Couples
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.
Written 8 December 2020
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Matts1960
Wellington, New Zealand57 contributions
Popped in
Oct 2020 • Couples
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
Written 22 October 2020
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Anita O
Mannheim, Germany553 contributions
Stop Here!
Nov 2019
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...
Written 26 May 2020
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Ruth N
Auckland, New Zealand53 contributions
This Museum is a Must Do
Mar 2020
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.
Written 7 March 2020
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IanfromRAK
Stewart Island, New Zealand166 contributions
A must see
Feb 2020 • Friends
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.
Written 20 February 2020
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Erin C
Invercargill, New Zealand50 contributions
A Great Wee Museum
Feb 2020 • Family
A great experience. The gentleman welcoming us was very informative. You start the visit with a short narrative film on the history of the area. Once this had finished you follow through to the museum to find out even more about the area. Well worth calling in for a visit.
Written 7 February 2020
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Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM