Te Hikoi Museum

The Museum covers the history of the Western district of Southland encompassing Riverton and its environ. Includes all aspects of colonial life starting with Maori and the whalers, through to the development of the town to the 1930's, spanning over 100 years. Also on display are military items and natural history collections. Part of the museum is housed in the historic courthouse.

Our collection is stored in a secure, alarmed and monitored facility.

Contact Details

172 Palmerston Street, Riverton 9822

64-3-234 8260



Visitor Information

170-172 Palmerston Street, Riverton, Southland

10am - 4pm daily. Closed on Good Friday and Xmas Day.

Adults $9, Children (14 years and under) free. Please enquire for group rates.


Wheelchair access

Reference library



Function space

Guided tour

Public programmes


Other Facilities

Research Room: The Riverton Heritage Society (formerly Wallace Early Settlers) open their research room between 1:30 and 4:00 Monday to Friday. Appointments outside these hours can be made if required. Research enquiries to research@tehikoi.co.nz
-46.351986 168.01328 16 Te Hikoi Museum