History & heritage
The Hokitika Museum is a regional museum located in the heart of Westland and housed in the historic Carnegie Building. The Museum is currently closed for seismic strengthening, and we expect to be re-opened in late 2020 early 2021.
Entry is FREE
Temporarily Closed The archives & research centre is open by appointment only please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audio-visuals provide a great introduction to the West Coast while exhibitions tell stories of pounamu, tangata whenua, the gold-rush, whitebaiting and more.
Don’t miss the giant Meccano model dredge or the quiz for kids! Open 7 days.
The museum has a great collection of treasures and its photograph and archives collections are an important resource for historians and genealogists.
The historic Carnegie Building (once the town's library) is at the corner of Tancred and Hamilton streets. Turn left at the town clock and then take the next right and cross the first intersection.