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Last updated: 2 October 2019

Hokitika Museum, Westland District Council

About Hokitika Museum, Westland District Council

previously West Coast Historical Museum

The Hokitika Museum has closed for earthquake strengthening until further notice.

Research enquiries via email can be processed on a limited basis.

Hokitika Museum covers the Westland District (from Taramakau River south to Big Bay) and has a large collection of archives and photographs.

We have 28 collections in The Community Archive »

Facilities and services

Contributor type:

  • Museum or art gallery

Archive types:

  • Business archives
  • Local government
  • Personal papers
  • Religious archives
  • School records
  • Voluntary group archives, clubs, societies, etc.

Research services:

Hokitika Museum's research centre is open by appointment only

Reproduction services:

Reproduction services are available


Admission to the Museum is free.

The Research Centre charges an initial fee of $5 for the first half-hour of research. After that, additional time is charged for at a rate of $30 per hour. A remote research service is offered for $60 per hour (with a minimum charge of $30). Please enquire for an estimate

Visitor information

Opening hours:

The Museum is closed.

The Research Centre is currently accessible on an appointment-only basis.

Please contact us by email or phone.

Onsite parking:

Street parking (ample parking is usually available)

Physical access:

Wheelchair accessible

Contact details

Contact person:


17 Hamilton St

Postal address:

Private Bag 704
Hokitika 7842

Phone number:

  • +64 3 7556898