Research Centre

The Archives & Research Centre, at 47 Revell Street is open during weekdays 9am to 5pm.

We have an extensive collection of treasures and its photograph and archives are an important resource for historians and genealogists.

Researchers can make written requests or visit the research centre in person although an appointment is required in order to avoid disappointment.

See the bottom of this page for a copy of our research brochure.

The Hokitika Museum’s resources include biographical & subject indexes, various records relating to births, deaths and marriages, school registers, newspapers (including many that are not on-line), rates books, reference library, photographs (more than 20,000 of them!) and much more. Please ask and we will do our best to assist.



Research entry charge $5
Written requests: $60 per hour (minimum charge of $30). Initial enquiry free.
Copies of photographs cost from $18 to $40 depending on the size of the image required.

Payment can be made via bank deposit to Destination Westland Ltd,

Account # 03-0850-0110118-00, reference MUSEUM/SURNAME


Contact us:

To avoid disappointment, please make an appointment.

Hokitika Museum
47 Revell Street
P O Box 22
Hokitika 7812
P: +64 3 755 6898

The following documents are available: