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Te Hikoi Museum

Te rohe - Location
170-172 Palmerston Street, Riverton, Southland

Ngā haora mahi - Opening hours
10am - 5pm daily. We close at 4pm during winter (after easter until Labour Weekend).
Closed on Good Friday and Xmas Day.

Te utu - Admission
Adults $9 (increasing to $10 from October), Children (14 years and under) free.
Please enquire for group rates.

The Museum covers the history of the Western district of Southland encompassing Riverton and its environ. Includes all aspects of colonial life starting with Maori and the whalers, through to the development of the town to the 1930's, spanning over 100 years. Also on display are military items and natural history collections. Part of the museum is housed in the historic courthouse.

Our collection is stored in a secure, alarmed and monitored facility.

Information on our collection shown here has been collated by volunteers to the best of their knowledge. We welcome any information that can assist us in corrections.

Ngā momo kohinga -
Collection Strengths

Natural history and sciences

Social history

Taonga Māori


Ngā wāhi -

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    Reference library

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    Public programmes

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    Guided tours

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    Wheelchair access

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    Function space

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  • Other facilities

    Research Room: By appointment you can meet with a volunteer researcher to access the family and building files, and historic book library. Alternatively, email your enquiry to

Whakapā mai -

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    Postal address

    172 Palmerston Street, Riverton 9822

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    Phone number

    64-3-234 8260

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    Email address

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Kei te mahere -
On the map

Tūhuratia te kohinga -
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