The History House Museum is the place to come for information on the rich history of the West Coast. The museum specialises in pre 1920 records of the area, photos, social comment, living conditions etc.
There are fabulous photos to be viewed (and copied if you wish). The photographic collection covers Greymouth, gold mining, coal mining, timber milling, shipping, living conditions, social history etc.
Research facilities are available. Museum staff can do the research for you or you are welcome to do it yourself. Records include:
- Indexes transcribed by museum staff.
- Pioneer family records.
- Cemetery records.
- Some school records and more (many small publications are available).
For printing, research etc costs, please refer to Fees and Charges>>.
Ordinary Opening hours
Open 10 am to 4 pm
From Saturday 4 May 2013, the History House Museum will be moving to winter hours and will no longer be open in the weekends. Their normal hours will be Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Outside these hours:
Ring the Information Centre (768-7080) for groups of 10 or more (if you have less than 10 people, still check with the Information Centre as they may have a request from another group to make up numbers).
Refer to Fees and Charges>>. Groups by arrangement.
West Coast history
Check out the tabs below for some excellent West Coast history.