Hokitika Museum

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The Hokitika Museum is a regional museum located in the heart of Westland and housed in the historic Carnegie Building.

The rugged and isolated West Coast has a fascinating history of adventure and fortitude. Come and see for yourself!

  • Greenstone & Gold audio-visual experience

  • Tangata Whenua and pounamu

  • Gold rush

  • Giant Meccano dredge

  • Special exhibitions

  • Quiz for kids

  • Museum shop

Newsflash – Extended Museum Hours – School Holidays!

From 4 – 19 July Hokitika Museum will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. This is a great opportunity for kids and adults to do the museum quizzes, check out the Junk2Funk Exhibition and see the audio-visuals.


On till 18 July, the Junk2Funk Exhibition showcases fantastic local wearable art crafted from recycled materials – don’t miss this wonderful exhibition!

J2F 2015 J2F 2015 J2F 2015 J2F 2015

Hokitika Museum’s WW100 exhibition OUR BOYS AT GALLIPOLI has closed!

But you can still see the photos online at www.flickr.com/photos/hokitikamuseum. We are now working towards our next WW100 exhibition and welcome information from anyone connected to the men and women from Westland who served during the war.


Our Boys at Gallipoli Our Boys at Gallipoli-Crosses


Find out more about Hokitika Museum’s

latest publication on the What’s New page

enquiries@hokitikamuseum.co.nz or 03 755 6898


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