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 - 5pm daily. We close at 4pm during winter (after easter until Labour Weekend). Closed on Good Friday and Xmas Day.

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


Function space

Guided tour


Public programmes

Reference library



Wheelchair access

Other Facilities

Research Room: By appointment you can meet with a volunteer researcher to access the family and building files, and historic book library. Alternatively, email your enquiry to research@tehikoi.co.nz.
-46.351986 168.01328 16 Te Hikoi Museum