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Cobblestones Museum

169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
+64 6-304 9687
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COBBLESTONE COMMUNITY

Stumbled across this little gem on the way from Wellington to Napier. Bitterly cold day but the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janet G
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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Memory of your life!

Places are all about people. Incredible staff, friendly atmosphere. Definitely a must-visit place :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kamila T
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Cobblestones Museum is located in Greytown on the site of the original Hastwell stables built in 1866. From here horse drawn coaches departed for Wellington and other Wairarapa towns. The new Entrance & Exhibition Building acts as an introduction to the museum and village and showcases a number of our larger and significant objects in our collection. The new exhibition building tells some of Greytown’s and Wairarapa heritage stories within it, and provides a link to other displays at Cobblestones and the region’s wider history. We also show the strong links to Papawai Marae and the exhibition features two river waka both of which were recovered from farmlands in the South Wairarapa. Within Cobblestone’s attractive village setting visitors can discover a range of historic buildings, giving an insight into life as it was lived by the Wairarapa’s first European settlers.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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169 Main Street, Greytown 5712, New Zealand
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+64 6-304 9687
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem on the way from Wellington to Napier. Bitterly cold day but the welcome was warm and inviting. Some fabulous exhibits of early settlers lives, well preserved and presented by a great team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. The print shop...More

Thank Janet G
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Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind review. Pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Places are all about people. Incredible staff, friendly atmosphere. Definitely a must-visit place :)

Thank Kamila T
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Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are all volunteers here so we are pleased you had a great experience.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Not really huge museum but definitely worth to see!! Cheap tickets, well presented history of local life in the past. Lots of old items will take u to the old times.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This little gem is worth a visit to view the history of the Wairarapa with old buildings and is a wonderful place to take the family with a picnic to share the park-like grounds.

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Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Fantastic historical place to visit, captured by way of all the old buildings etc,we enjoyed our day,fantastic chocolate shop,yummy.

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Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you so much for your great review

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We drove to the museum on a Saturday afternoon. They have moved a lot of old buildings here from nearby areas and most of them are open to museum visitors. Most of the buildings have furnishings and other exhibits to look at. In the print...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Cobblestones Museum houses a good collection of old NZ buildings and their furnishings - school house, fire station, printers workshop etc etc. Well laid out and really interesting to wander round. Plenty to take in along with little anecdotes of the occupants and their lives....More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I visited this wonderful museum two years ago with very young grandchildren. So that visit was a bit quicker than I really wanted, even though the children enjoyed it. I said at the time that I would love to return and explore in more detail....More

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Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Do come again and if it is not raining bring a picnic to have in our beautiful grounds.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

A fascinating visit to learn the history of Greytown. Loved the church, an ideal spot for an intimate wedding.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Because of Greytown's long history I recommend a visit here. The buildings outside were particularly interesting. Worth an hour or two of your time!

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Leigh36, Public Relations Manager at Cobblestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thank you for your great review.

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