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“Fascinating insight into the history of Hokitika”
Review of Hokitika Museum

Hokitika Museum
Ranked #7 of 31 things to do in Hokitika
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT SEISMIC STRENGTH
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6 reviews
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“Fascinating insight into the history of Hokitika”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

A very good video of the history of Hokitika and artefacts from pre-European times through the gold mining boom of 1865, well set out and explained.

Visited February 2013
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North Yorkshire
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399 reviews
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“Enthusiatic & entertaining staff”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

For a nominal charge this small museum tells the interesting story of the town and locality We were astounded to learn that within a year of its inception in the 19th century gold rush there were 150 hotels on the main street. On our visit the staff were dressed as local historical characters and happy to offer entertaining historical stories.

Visited November 2012
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Thank GKTravellers
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Christchurch NZ
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Interesting museum in heritage building”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Tells the story of the fascinating South Island West Coast- whitebaiting, shipwrecks and pioneer New Zealand aviation. Great re-use of a former trading bank building.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Bikingroy
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Interesting history of Hokitika”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

We found the video commentary interesting, particularly if you don't want to read all of the literature around the museum.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Sue C
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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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“A Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

An informative, relaxing wander through the West Coast 's history was housed in a lovely old building. Friendly staff and some comfy chairs to sit in, but enough to keep the kids amused too.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Heather E
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