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Waikouaiti Coast Heritage Centre

Our collection of 9000 items dates from the 19th century whaling days of the Waikouaiti area. Memorabilia and artefacts are displayed in an historic building, one of the oldest banks in the country that is still in use.

The collection is broadly divided into these categories:
• Johnny Jones
• Family histories
• WWI memorabilia
• Seacliff Hospital ephemera
• Maritime history miscellany
• Industrial and agricultural implements
• Domestic equipment and furnishings
• Archaic and classic Maori artefacts
• Registers of births, deaths, marriages
• School records
• Cemetery records for Merton, Brinns Point, Waikouaiti, Karitane and Goodwood

The heritage centre is currently undergoing a major redevelopment project which will see a new purpose-built exhibition centre added to the existing heritage precinct. As well, the current museum building will be renovated to return it to its early glory.

Collection Type
Historic Site, Agriculture


Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 49 Waikouaiti 9510
Web address iconhttp://www.wchc.org.nz
Email address iconsecretary@wchc.org.nz


Visitor Information
Physical address iconMain Road, Waikouaiti, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconSummer (1 September to 31 May) 2-4pm Wed, Thurs 10am to 4pm Fri, Sat, Sun. Winter (1 June to 30 August) 10.30am to 2.30pm Fri, Sat, Sun
Charges icon$5 per adult


Facilities
Reference LibraryParkingGuided Tour



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