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Address: Carnegie Building, 17 Hamilton St, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 643755898
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Description: The Hokitika Museum is a regional museum located in the heart of Westland...
The Hokitika Museum is a regional museum located in the heart of Westland and housed in the historic Carnegie Building.The rugged and isolated West Coast has a fascinating history of adventure and fortitude. Come and see for yourself!• Greenstone & Gold audio-visual experience• Ngai Tahu and pounamu• West Coast gold rush• Giant Meccano dredge• Special exhibitions• Quiz for kids• Museum shop
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Great little museum

We went there with four adults and three children under four, I was a little anxious to be honest....kids aren't suited to all places if you know what I mean. But they had a ball... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went there with four adults and three children under four, I was a little anxious to be honest....kids aren't suited to all places if you know what I mean. But they had a ball, lots of things for a the kids to see at their height and lots of historical stuff for us to see too. Great gold mining... More 

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

History of coal and gold mining plus logging and old machinery to look at. Worth a visit for anybody interested in history and the old way of life.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My husband and I happened to be "passing thru" this quaint little town. We ended up staying 3 days and did not want to leave. Aside from the incredible driftwood art on the beach, we had the opportunity to tour the Hokitika Museum. It was not large in size, but was so well staged. The staff there were so friendly... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Unfortunately we arrived just as it was closing ( open 10am to 2pm in May). The lady behind the desk was lovely. Had a great chat to her about the historic buildings in the town ... In its former mining times. The museum looked very interesting for anyone interested in learning about the mining past

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Twizel, South Canterbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A great little museum telling us all we needed to know about the town's history. Many great displays bringing the past to life. Fascinating.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Housed in the stately Carnegie Building the museum is small but packed full of informative, interactive exhibits. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. There is a kids quiz, a different one for older and younger children, to keep them engaged. My three teenage children and I spent an enjoyable rainy afternoon wandering round the various exhibits in different rooms. The... More 

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Wonderful photos of gold rush days. The exhibits were diverse and it was a wonderful two and half hour visit

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A real surprise! A Quiz to keep the Kids happy and good displays right throughout. Take your time to read the information and get a real sense of what is was like back in the gold era.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is one!! Interesting building saved from demolition by the locals and now serves its community well as a great local museum. 3.5 would be a fairer score

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Levin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What a fabulous time we had. So much research material available to assist in the research of past family and the west coast area. The people working there were so friendly and helpful. Was worth the trip from Levin, and we look forward to returning in the near future to do more research. Thank you to the people working at... More 

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Address: Carnegie Building, 17 Hamilton St, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 643755898
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Hokitika

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