History House Museum

Temporary pop up museum to close on Sunday 15 July 2018

A temporary exhibition space for History House Museum was opened in December 2017 to tell the stories of our local history with themes such as sporting heroes, engineering feats, social history and much more.

You can find the temporary pop up museum at 130 Mackay Street, Greymouth (formerly Dick Smith). As well as displays and interpretation panels, other attractions include a children's corner and an audio visual room.

The temporary History House Museum space is open to the public from 12 noon to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on Monday and Tuesday). It will close on Sunday 15 July 2018.

Please pop on in and take a look!

Updated: 18 May 2018

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. A working group has been set up to make recommendations to Council for the future of the Museum service.

Date: 24 February 2017

Page reviewed: 18 May 2018 3:13pm