Our staff have been very busy working on gathering items from the History House Museum in Gresson Street and creating interpretation panels for a temporary central Greymouth pop up museum. This exhibition space has been set up to tell the stories of our local history and themes will include sporting heroes, engineering feats, social history and much more.
The temporary display covers just part of the collection normally held in the museum and key aspects of our history, ie pre-European, are not yet captured well - arrangements are in place to address this. Nevertheless, the current display is very impressive and a good snapshot of where we come from.
We see the exhibition as a collaborative effort - we want our community to not only visit the temporary space, but also to talk with staff on site about how to make it even more relevant. We are missing photos of key local sporting heroes and we are working with the individuals involved to correct that. Also, we have objects such as a signed rugby ball on display but do not have any information on where it was played. You may well have information that can make these items really come to life.
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 planned for the space include a children's corner, an audio visual room and a retail area.
It is anticipated that the temporary History House Museum space will be onsite for around six months and opened to the public on Wednesday 20 December 2017 at 1pm. Their opening hours will be 1pm to 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on Monday and Tuesday).
Please pop on in and take a look!
- Temporary History House Museum exhibition space
- 130 Mackay Street, Greymouth
- Open 1pm to 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday)