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Waikawa Museum

Te rohe - Location
604 Niagara-Waikawa Rd, Waikawa 9884

Ngā haora mahi - Opening hours
Currently 10am - 5pm - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Te utu - Admission

The Museum is housed in a restored school building. We tell our District's stories from the early Whalers, gold-mining, fishing, saw-milling, stone quarrying to present day farming. We also have an interesting farm machinery display.

We are on the South Catlins Heritage Trail in the hamlet of Waikawa.  The Museum is set in garden surrounds with picnic areas and tables available for visitors.

North & South magazine recommends us as being a well set out museum and worth a visit. We have a strong display of historically relevant photographs and genealogy research available upon request.

Ngā momo kohinga -
Collection Strengths

Social history

Ngā wāhi -

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    Reference library

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    Guided tours

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  • Other facilities

    Tourist brochures, Picnic area. We also do the bookings for accommodation in The Catlins and surrounding district.

Whakapā mai -

  • Waikawa Museum

    Postal address

    604 Niagara-Waikawa Rd, RD1, Tokanui, Southland 9884

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    Phone number

    03 246 8464

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    Staff details

    We are a volunteer run museum.

  • Kei te mahere -
    On the map