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 Archives & Research Centre is currently closed to the public while staff concentrate on cataloging the collection.

Contact Marion Smith at 021889280 or 03 755 8453 or marion@destinationwestland.co.nz, for further information.


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For general museum business, donations or research enquiries,

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


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