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

Summer Hours at the Hokitika Museum

The museum has returned to Summer Hours which means we still open at 10.00 am but until the end of April 2016, we will be open every day except Christmas Day, until 5.00 pm.


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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