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Cobblestones Wairarapa Regional Settlers Museum

Cobblestones Museum is situated in the small Wairarapa town of Greytown - named after the first Governor of New Zealand, Sir George Grey. Cobblestones is established on the historical land of the original Hastwells coaching stable for Cobb & Co, the Wellington to Wairarapa mail and passenger service from 1866. The museum's name is derived from the original cobblestones in front of the stables. There is a corner store from 1874, a colonial cottage from 1862, the Wairarapa's first public hospital from 1875 and Wairarapa's first purpose-built Wesleyan Church in Greytown built in 1865, the Donald Woolshed (1858) which was Wairarapa's first purpose built woolshed, a century-old gazebo, and a single-teacher school from 1902. It also features stationary engines, horse drawn vehicles, the 'Pride of the Valley' - a 1906 horse drawn coach, a blacksmith's shop, historic printing presses, a wishing well and stationary water wheel.

Collection Type
Historic Site


Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 9 Greytown 5742
Telephone number icon64-6-304 9687
Web address iconhttp://www.cobblestonesmuseum.org.nz
Email address iconinfo@cobblestonesmuseum.org.nz
Staff iconSecretary, Ph: 06 304 9079


Visitor Information
Physical address icon169 Main Street Greytown, New Zealand
Hours of operation icon10:00 am -­ 4:00 pm Thursday through Monday, 7 days during school holidays, Other times by arrangement
Charges iconAdult $7.00 Child $3.00 Family $15.00


Facilities
Wheelchair accessParkingShopFunction SpaceGuided TourMembership ClubToilets
Museum brochures / tourist brochures / Historic Church and grounds are available for weddings and functions (there is a charge). School parties and tour groups welcome. the Print Shop with working vintage printing presses is open on weekend afternoons and by arrangement.



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