Hokitika Museum

17 Hamilton Street, Hokitika 7810, West Coast, New Zealand

The Hokitika Museum is a regional museum located in the heart of Westland and housed in the historic Carnegie Building.


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.


$2.50 - $5


Summer hours are 10.0 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. 7 days a week
Our winter hours (from 1st May to 31st October) are 10.00 to 2.00 p.m. 7 days a week.

The Archives & Research Centre is open by appointment.


Wheelchair Accessible
Disabled Access


Contact Hokitika Museum

Hokitika Museum
+64 3 755 6898

How to find us

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.


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