Waikato Coalfields Museum

Dig deep into history at our friendly coal mining museum, housed in the local mine manager's house, built in 1890.
Coal mining displays include a reconstructed mine tunnel, a miner's cottage dating from 1890 and a set of rooms representing a typical miner's cottage interior from 1930-40.
The Museum has an extensive collection of photographs, books and archives relating to coal mining in North Island including two of the major mining accidents in the Waikato. We also have family history records and photographs, & archives on other local industries including brick making.

Appointments required for research.

Contact Details

PO Box 275, Huntly

07 828 8128



Visitor Information

26 Harlock Place, Huntly

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm (Except Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day)

Entry by Donation


Wheelchair access

Reference library


Function space

Guided tour

Membership club


Other Facilities

Wheelchair access to ground floor/ research room
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