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Hokitika Museum

The Hokitika Museum is a regional museum located in the heart of Westland and housed in the historic Carnegie Building. What began in 1869, in the new Town Hall, as the “Museum Room” grew into the West Coast’s largest museum and archive.

The Hokitika Museum was closed in September 2016 until further notice.

Westland District Council undertook a Detailed Seismic Assessment on the Carnegie Building on which houses part of Hokitika Museum. The seismic performance of this building has been assessed as 12% of the National Building Standard (NBS) by structural engineers. This means the building is classified as a high risk building and the existing structural performance is unacceptable.

Collection Type
History, Maritime, Taonga Maori, Technology


Contact Details
Postal address iconPrivate Bag 704, Hokitika 7842
Telephone number icon64 3 755 6898
Web address iconhttp://www.hokitikamuseum.co.nz
Email address iconenquiries@hokitikamuseum.co.nz
Staff iconDirector: Julia Bradshaw, Photographs: Sue Asplin, Collections: Helen Cook, Retail: Christine Abbott


Visitor Information
Physical address iconThe public galleries are currently closed. 17 Hamilton Street (Cnr Hamilton & Tancred) Hokitika, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconHokitika Museum staff regret to advise that Hokitika Museum is closed until further notice.



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