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Coaltown tells the stories of the Pakeha/European settlers in the Buller District who created economic properity with the mining and export of coal. Displays: The northern Buller Bay and Westport's economy was bui...

The Whanganui Riverboat Centre/Museum is home to Paddle Steamer Waimarie, New Zealand's only steam powered 100 year old paddle steamer. The museum tracks the history of an era when the Whanganui River was a tourist attra...

The Timeball Station is set dramatically on the Lyttelton hills where it can be seen from any point in the inner and outer harbour. The castle-like structure was built in 1876 especially to house the time-ball, which was...

The Museum opened in 1979 and is mainly upstairs in the old Sumner Borough Council Chambers. We hold Archives from 1883, also land deeds from 1851, plus many local diaries, photos, paintings, Maori artifacts, WWII record...

Rich in human history, the story of this area began with the arrival of the ancestors of today's Māori people. Hunting the southern right whale, Europeans arrived over 600 years later. Today this house, along with the st...

The museum is located in the historic WWI Memorial Library and has permanent colamining exhibits, reflecting the coalmining past of the district. ; Other permanent exhibitions include military, engineering and printing e...

The Museum houses a vast array of agricultural machinery, printing machinery, aircraft, telecommunications equipment, maritime machinery and military equipment. Many of these artifacts are in full working order.

Discover the intriguing stories of Wellington's history in this historic building filled with precious objects, beautiful displays and stunning technology. The Wellington Museum Collections celebrate Wellington’s civ...

Waiuku Museum is situated on the Tamakae Reserve beside the Waiuku Estuary. The museum offers a pioneer experience with permanent and changing displays of Maori and early colonial artifacts reflecting the area’s maritime...

The museum occupies part of the old waterfront offices of the former Kawhia County Council. It specialises in photographs and publications of old Kawhia, carvings of Tainui origin and Jurassic fossils from the district. ...

The Hokitika Museum is a regional museum located in the heart of Westland and housed in the historic Carnegie Building. What began in 1869, in the new Town Hall, as the “Museum Room” grew into the West Coast’s largest mu...

The Waiheke Island Historic Village is operated by the Waiheke Island Historical Society Inc. The site is overlooked by Te Putiki O Kahu, a fortified Maori settlement first inhabited 700 years ago. The collection of arti...

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