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Switzers Museum (Waikaia) Inc

The nucleus of the collection held by Switzers Museum (Waikaia) Inc. was brought together for the Waikaia township's 125th Centennial Jubilee and was installed in the present building complex in 1988.

This nucleus has grown to around 2200 generalised social history objects including material relative to high country farming and the area’s gold mining past and associated Chinese settlement.

The museum also holds 2800 bottles (not including the 20,000 bottles that have been used in the construction of a bottle house attached to the museum) and archives (including original documents and photographs) relative to the Switzer’s/Waikaia area).

Collection Type
History, Agriculture


Contact Details
Postal address iconSwitzers Museum (Waikaia) Inc PO Box 7 WAIKAIA 9745
Telephone number icon03 202 5020
Email address iconwaikaiasmuseum@gmail.com
Staff iconThe museum is managed and run by volunteers


Visitor Information
Physical address iconWaikaia Museum 39 Blaydon Street WAIKAIA, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconOpen Saturday and Sunday 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm (Labour Weekend - Easter) Other times by arrangement
Charges iconAdults $2.00 Children Free



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