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


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.

Hokitika - History and Heritage


17 Hamilton St, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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