The History House Museum has heaps of information on the rich history of the West Coast.
Building closed to the public
Unfortunately the History House Museum building in Gresson Street is closed due to earthquake prone building concerns. Council made the decision to close it effective from 5pm Friday 24 February 2017 after an engineer report was reviewed and the building was found to be just 10% of NBS (new building standard). The national minimum seismic compliance rating is 33% as per earthquake prone building regulations.
Council therefore had no option but to close the building for the safety of its staff and the public.
Council will be considering options for the future of the Museum service at its ordinary meeting on Monday 13 March 2017.
Dated: 24 February 2017