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“Interesting look into the past” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cobblestones Museum

Cobblestones Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Greytown
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 the museum and village and showcases a number of our larger and significant objects in our collection. The new exhibition building tells some of Greytown’s and Wairarapa heritage stories within it, and provides a link to other displays at Cobblestones and the region’s wider history. We also show the strong links to Papawai Marae and the exhibition features two river waka both of which were recovered from farmlands in the South Wairarapa. Within Cobblestone’s attractive village setting visitors can discover a range of historic buildings, giving an insight into life as it was lived by the Wairarapa’s first European settlers.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Interesting look into the past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a good museum and looks to be improved substantially when they open the new building out front. More work is planned to renovate the buildings that exist. There are cottages, a sheep-shearing shed, a fire engine, railway carriage, school. More can be done to organize information I would like to see more details provided especially in the hospital. A work in progress with potential.

Visited February 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Neat open air museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

It's only $5 to enter this museum and its a great way to spend an hour or so. There is often someone in the printing building who will talk you through typecast and the process. Its actually interesting and the gentleman is friendly and eager to share his knowledge. The typical family house and the toilet at the woolshed are great viewing.

Visited December 2013
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