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“Coaltown” 5 of 5 stars
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Coaltown Museum
123 Palmerston St, Westport 7825, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Westport
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Townsville, Australia
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“Coaltown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I was particularly intrigued with the story about the Denniston Incline. The displays were very good and lots of information about the Westport harbour.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice setup”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The place has recently moved to this location, inside the I-site. I was impressed with the place, as it covers many aspects of coal, from how it is made to how mining has shaped the Buller region. Visiting this museum really adds to the experience of visiting Denniston.
I would recommend this for families with older children or those with an interest in the area. It is also one of the few indoor things worth doing around Westport.

Visited December 2013
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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“too on”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I have been to the old coaltown and ok it was not in a gr8 place but this new one have lost that old buller charm. it is to glitzy and I think it has lost that feeling of what has made those boys turn in to men, and now its all pictures on Flat screens as ops to seeing the realicks of those days in front of you to clean to crisp, you can see that in any town.

Visited October 2013
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