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Waimate Museum & Archives

Te rohe - Location
28 Shearman Street, Waimate, South Canterbury

Ngā haora mahi - Opening hours
Museum: Tuesday-Friday 12-3pm,
Archives: By appointment.

Te utu - Admission
By Donation

Formerly the Waimate Courthouse (1879-1979), the Museum, which is set within a garden setting is part of a complex consisting of 12 separate buildings housing an extensive range of exhibits depicting the Waimate District. The Archive research facilities include local government records, local history books, newspapers, documents and photographs.

Ngā momo kohinga -
Collection Strengths


Natural history and sciences

Social history


Ngā wāhi -

  • Waimate Museum & Archives

    Reference library

  • Waimate Museum & Archives

    Membership club

  • Waimate Museum & Archives

    Wheelchair access

  • Other facilities

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