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Waikato Coalfields Museum

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Temporary closure

Was a great place to visit but at the moment closed down at the original location. At the moment... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Huntly, New Zealand
Interesting collection

This place is compact but has a good variety of displays and very informative. Downstairs is about... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Bevan K
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19 Jan 2017
“Temporary closure”
28 Aug 2016
“Small and informative ”
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148 Main St | The Civic Centre, Huntly 3700, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Was a great place to visit but at the moment closed down at the original location. At the moment majority of collection is in storage, but work is progressing on the new site at Lake Puketirini which was the site of an old coal mine....More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Kiwialan
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with a couple of family members, easy peazy donation entry. Exhibits feature informative stories of the local mining town alongside plenty of old fashioned tools and belongings. The home is altered to accommodate the museum purpose and the grounds are tidy and filled with...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

This place is compact but has a good variety of displays and very informative. Downstairs is about coal exploration including information around the different mines in the area, including the two disasters which occurred in the town. Upstairs is more general history of living in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bevan K
Reviewed 28 April 2016

What an amazing little museum, tucked away with little in the way of signage to guide you there. It is small but beautifully set out, especially upstairs (the stairs are not an option for the elderly or the unsteady). Plenty of local history on display...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

Maybe only a few of this type of museum in NZ which tell the visitors about something specifically about coal. This museum probably created in the past triggered by two major Coal Mine Disasters in this mining area, Ralph Mine and Glen Avton Mine Disasters....More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

I have been in here several times and there is a wonderful display of the history of mining in this district. Up stairs are sections showing what a coal-miners home may have looked like with artifacts from 1900 to 1950 and they are very well...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This little museum is in an interesting original coal mine manager's cottage, and open every day with kind volunteers running it. It is located off Highway 1 on the opposite side of Huntly town in a residential street and is easy to park outside. There...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Wonderful little museum, with a wealth of information on the coal mining history of the area as well as a peek into the early life in a coal miner's cottage. When visiting, the textile collection on display was fantastic, with a beautiful display of clothes...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Julie G
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