Thames Museum

The collection features articles from early Thames including a unique display of handcrafted kauri models of heritage buildings. Other displays include artifacts from forestry work, kauri gum extraction, gold mining and the heavy industries associated with it, pioneer-era Thames newspapers, photographers and domestic life. From September 2020, a timeline will tell the story of the area from Maori settlement in the 1300s, through to the discovery of gold in 1867 and the pioneer days and on to the mid-20th century.

Contact Details

503 Cochrane St, Grahamstown THAMES 3500

64-7-868 8509


Visitor Information

Corner of Pollen and Cochrane Streets, Grahamstown, Thames. North end of Pollen Street.

Friday to Wednesday 10am to 3pm

Adult $5.00 Child $2.00 Family - school-age children accompanied by 2 adults $10.00 Groups welcome School Groups $2.00 per person, including adults.


Wheelchair access



Guided tour

Membership club


Other Facilities

Education programmes by prior arrangement / Museum brochures / Tourist brochures / Shop
-37.13416 175.5401 16 Thames Museum