Waikato Coalfields Museum - Huntly
WELCOME TO THE WAIKATO COALFIELDS MUSEUM
Huntly is strategically placed at the centre of the Waikato Coalfields and mid way between Auckland and Hamilton. Since 1980 the Waikato Coalfields Museum has housed the district's coal mining collections.
These collections are displayed in an historic homestead dating from 1890 set within a scenic reserve. The homestead was originally built for William Tattley, mine manager at the Taupiri Coal Mine.
Inside, displays explore the lives of coal miners and their families who worked and lived in the Waikato Coalfields. Film footage introduces visitors to coal mining past and present, and original exhibits include mining machinery, equipment, personal items, and hundreds of photographs.
The Museum has a coal mining archive, research library, collection of historic photographs, local history files, newspaper cuttings and a family history database.
Open daily (7 days)
10.00am - 4.00pm
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26 Harlock Place, Huntly