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Thames Historical Museum

Relating to the sequence of the development of Thames, the museum is in a park setting with modern buildings. It has period rooms with genuine locally used furnishings and clothing. Period shops include a Barbers' shop, Palmer's Sweet Shop, a grocer's and a dress shop with models. There are also Mäori artefacts and photos of local Mäori people. Relics of both World Wars, mining, kauri timber, foundry and early newspaper displays, miners "cabin", Hauraki Plains farming, beekeeping, pennyfarthing cycles, early Thames cycles, make up the rest of the exhibits. There is also a section on early hospital and medicine, schools of early times from 1867 including teaching resources, status and work of women, men's work tools, clothing and accessories up to 1930s, china, Plant Pottery. There is also a large photo collection. Should you wish to see any particular photograph please contact the museum in advance to ensure photo is available for viewing.

Collection Type
Historic Site, History, Military, Taonga Maori, Technology, Agriculture

Contact Details
Postal address icon503 Cochrane St, Grahamstown THAMES 3500
Telephone number icon64-7-868 8509, 64-7-868 9707 (President's personal)
Email address iconthamesmuseum@xtra.co.nz
Staff iconVolunteers

Visitor Information
Physical address iconCorner of Pollen and Cochrane Streets, Grahamstown, Thames. North end of Pollen Street., New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 1pm-4pm
Charges iconAdult $5.00 Child $2.00 Family $10.00 School Groups $2.00 per person, including adults. Ratio of a minimum of 1 adult to six children required.

Wheelchair accessParkingGuided TourMembership ClubToilets
Education programmes by prior arrangement / Museum brochures / Tourist brochures / Alternative email address: wharetaare@xtra.co.nz


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