Audio-visuals provide a great introduction to the West Coast while exhibitions tell stories of pounamu, tangata whenua, the gold-rush, whitebaiting and more.
Don’t miss the giant Meccano model dredge or the quiz for kids! Open 7 days.
The museum has a great collection of treasures and its photograph and archives collections are an important resource for historians and genealogists.
$2.50 - $5
Summer hours are 10.0 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. 7 days a week
Our winter hours (from 1st May to 31st October) are 10.00 to 2.00 p.m. 7 days a week.
The Archives & Research Centre is open by appointment.