Switzers Museum (Waikaia) Inc

The nucleus of the collection held by Switzers Museum (Waikaia) Inc. was brought together for the Waikaia township's 125th Centennial Jubilee.

This nucleus has grown to around 2200 generalised social history objects including material relative to high country farming and the area’s gold mining past and associated Chinese settlement.

The museum also holds 2800 bottles (not including the 20,000 bottles that have been used in the construction of a bottle house attached to the museum) and archives (including original documents and photographs) relative to the Switzer’s/Waikaia area).

Contact Details

Switzers Museum (Waikaia) Inc PO Box 7 WAIKAIA 9745

020 4121 0180


Group bookings phone Shirley 027 2030 922; research enquiries phone Wendy 03 202 7809. The museum is managed and run by volunteers

Visitor Information

39 Blaydon Street WAIKAIA 9745

Summer - Labour Weekend - Easter 11am to 4 pm. Winter - Easter to Labour Weekend Saturday & Sunday 1 pm to 3 pm. Other times by arrangement. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Adults $5.00, children under 13 free but must be accompanied by an adult


Function space

Membership club


Reference library


Wheelchair access

Other Facilities

Public toilets and cafe located next door. Waikaia hotel and motel across the road. Motel accommodation enquiries at hotel.
-45.7247 168.84854 16 Switzers Museum (Waikaia) Inc
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