Hokitika Museum

The Carnegie Building is currently open from 10am to 2pm daily housing some museum exhibits.

During the height of the gold rushes, the West Coast was teeming with people. In the late 1860’s it has been calculated that about 12% of the population of New Zealand lived on the West Coast

The Carnegie Building has seen an extensive make-over and will be strengthened in the near future.


At the Archives & Research Centre open from 9am to 5pm weekdays, there is a wealth of information for those researching their family’s story and for those wanting to delve into the rich history of the West Coast.

NEWSLETTER: Click here for the latest Hokitika Museum/Heritage Hokitika newsletter


For general museum business, donations or research enquiries, go to 47 Revell Street.

ph  03-755 6898 | email enquiries@hokitikamuseum.co.nz


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