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Northern Buller Museum, Granity

Te rohe - Location
46-48 Back Road,Granity, 7823

Ngā haora mahi - Opening hours
1 pm – 3pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
1pm – 3pm Saturday & Sunday
Other hours call 782 8653 and if home someone will come down to open up. Thank you


Te utu - Admission
By donation.

Located in the centre of Granity (sign posted off the main Road) on a historical site, being coke ovens built 1909-1910. We are located in three buildings. Building and site belongs to the Northern Buller Museum Trust. It also owns the Millerton Incline behind the Museum. Work is underway to get the Incline reinstated as a Walking Track.

The domed roof building is a Nissan hut. This is a Heritage structure and used to be a store for Solid Energy. Inside the Nissan hut we have a variety of displays. Most of the photographs of the area are there on the walls. The photographs range from Granity to Seddonville, including Stockton and Millerton. We have several cubicles with displays including: a bar, with all memorabilia that goes with a bar, a sewing room, kitchen, radios and record players, cameras and equipment, a school room all set out and bassinets and prams. Also in this room are other displays of pianos and assorted items.

The other room consists of mining and saw milling photos and displays plus several working stationary engines related to mining. We also have other machinery and equipment on display. Also in this room are the Category 2 coke ovens. We also have a coal display of an incline and wagons including a restored post office mail wagon.
The third is under restoration as an addition to displays and for humidity controled storage of documents and photos.
The Museum will be re organising its space over the next while... along with working on Opening the Millerton Incline / Tramway as a walking Track.

Ngā momo kohinga -
Collection Strengths

Social history

Technology

Ngā wāhi -
Facilities

  • Northern Buller Museum, Granity

    Reference library

  • Northern Buller Museum, Granity

    Public programmes

  • Northern Buller Museum, Granity

    Guided tours

  • Northern Buller Museum, Granity

    Wheelchair access

  • Northern Buller Museum, Granity

    Toilets

  • Northern Buller Museum, Granity

    Parking

  • Other facilities

    Shop and cafe close by. Limited reference library. Guided tours if required. Tourist brochures. We also have a picnic table outside and a historic walkway behind the museum. This walkway used to be the stockton, millerton incline that brought coal from the top to the coke ovens below.

Whakapā mai -
Contact

  • Northern Buller Museum, Granity

    Postal address

    30 Torea Street, Granity 7823

  • Northern Buller Museum, Granity

    Phone number

    037828653

  • Northern Buller Museum, Granity

    Email address

    maylord@xtra.co.nz

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