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Cobblestones Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Excellently presented look into bygone days

Great way to spend time in this beautiful town,after paying a modest entrance fee,to two very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worth the time

We purchased our entry tickets from two lovely ladies, giving freely of their time to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Cobblestones Museum is located in Greytown on the site of the original Hastwell stables built in 1866. From here horse drawn coaches departed for Wellington and other Wairarapa towns. The new Entrance & Exhibition Building acts as an introduction to...more
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169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
+64 6-304 9687
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to spend time in this beautiful town,after paying a modest entrance fee,to two very welcoming ladies,enjoyed the slow meandering around this well presented and thought provoking look into the past.Amazing how the building where transhipped so cleverly and precisely.Thankyou to the volunteers and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased our entry tickets from two lovely ladies, giving freely of their time to the museum. The museum itself is well worth a visit. I'm not a New Zealander but found it most interesting to see the how, what and why of 19th century...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TonyFromHackney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The little frontage is like a "tardis" s this is a well presented and interesting museum leading to a good representation of the bygone eras of Greytown. The first room with smaller exhibits is beautifully done and no dust or musty smell.Good to find out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this museum. It is fresh, uncluttered and offers a factual and storytelling approach to local history. We really enjoyed the outdoor displays and gardens.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KarelDriessen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aver informative heritage exhibition of buildings and artifacts. Very informative. Suitable for all ages - youngsters will enjoy the old school in particular! Well worth a visit if in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jim A
Reviewed November 7, 2018

A great little museum that shows what life was like for the early settlers in this part of New Zealand. The displays and information boards were very informative and the staff/volunteers very friendly and helpful. As it is an "open air museum" it is also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChasLeslie
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We were surprised at the number of buildings at Cobblestones, pretty much an entire colonial village. Beautifully presented with pretty gardens and lots of mature trees. The historical data at the museum and in the grounds, is fascinating. For just a few dollars, you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janine L
Reviewed October 30, 2018

If you like to see how NZ people used to live then you will enjoy this little gem. Some great buildings and artifacts which have been moved to the site. Still feels like a work in progress but I'm sure it will keep getting better...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sectorcj
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Advertising really doesn't do this brilliant museum justice. They have saved over a dozen historic NZ buildings and relocated them to the museum grounds for viewing as well as the modern museum building itself. Hidden gems like the working printing presses in the printing works...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yorkshirenumpty
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This little gem is absolutely fabulous. The historic little village is set out around a little village green, where you can enjoy lunch. (B.Y.O)It was a great trip down memory lane for us and a real eye opener for the grandkids as to how difficult...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris E
Leigh36, Guest Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Thank you for the great review. We are run entirely by volunteers so reviews like yours help spread the word.

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