Hokitika Museum

Hokitika Museum: Hours, Address, Hokitika Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Hokitika Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Hokitika Museum is currently closed for Earthquake Strengthening. we expect it to open some time in 2022. Our research Centre remains open Monday through to Thursday, 9am - 5pm by appointment only. Hokitika Museum staff are as busy as ever, working behind the scenes to care for the vast collection of treasures belonging to the people of Westland, including new items that have recently been donated. Staff are involved in planning new exhibits for the Museum once it reopens.
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Jeff1903
King's Lynn, UK1,566 contributions
Little to see
Mar 2020
Located in the historic Carnegie Library dating from around 1906, the building is looking good after restoration. However earthquake strengthening is an ongoing issue and when we called access was limited to one room where some posters showed the history of the building along with a few photos.
Written March 22, 2020
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dimi55
Clapham, UK61 contributions
Closed
Mar 2020 • Couples
This museum is closed pending work to strengthen it against earthquakes. The front door is open and a few info boards are inside for those that are prepared to 'enter at your own risk'.
Written March 2, 2020
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,303 contributions
Better outside than in
Feb 2020
This lovely old building only has one room open to the public given it needs earthquake strenghtening, and sadly there seems to be few if any original features inside. But the outside of the building is a quite lovely Victorian structure. And check out the history of the building - funded by the famous Scottish-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Written February 8, 2020
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KiwiTravellers18
Cambridge, New Zealand59 contributions
Great for all ages.
Jan 2020
Kids loved doing the activities and there really is something for everyone. Hokitika has a fascinating history, and it's well documented here. Don't try to rush your visit.
Written January 11, 2020
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gloriay175
oakland, ca, United States12 contributions
small museum
Nov 2019
Very small museum. Nice stop. However, not a lot to see. The Westland Greenstone Ltd is more interesting.
Written January 7, 2020
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9tailslover
Westport, New Zealand11 contributions
Interesting
Jan 2020 • Business
Very interesting little place.

Some unusual items and good to kill some time especially during the west coast rain...
Written January 1, 2020
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Monika de Neef
Nelson, New Zealand191 contributions
Closed until late 2020/early 2021
Dec 2019 • Couples
We arrived at this beautiful building, looking forward to visiting this museum. We were very disappointed to find it was closed until late 2020 or even early 2021. The museum items have not been transferred to another building temporarily. There's only one room with some photos. Hokitika is losing a major tourist attraction this way.
Written December 31, 2019
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Belinda
10 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2019
A historic building with lots of interesting information. Very friendly informative lady at the front desk.
Written October 6, 2019
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fanbelt62
Wollongong, Australia420 contributions
West coast beach.
Sep 2019 • Couples
This beach is known for finding green stone on it. We enjoyed the walk along it. There are big rocks that you need to climb to get to it, so be careful.
Written October 2, 2019
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Mike D
Maidstone, UK20 contributions
History of Hokitika
May 2019 • Couples
If you want to get an insight into the history of Hokitika this is a must visit museum. There are some lovely exhibits that tell the stories of gold mining, early transport to the west from Christchurch and the early settlers. A little gem in a lovely town.
Written May 27, 2019
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Hokitika Museum is open:
  • Mon - Thu 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM