The Thames School of Mines & Mineralogical Museum was the largest of some 30 schools formed in the 1880s to assist goldminers working on the goldfields in NZ.
The complex is particularly significant for its links with science and technology, still containing a large amount of equipment related to the development and teaching of mining and extraction techniques. Its well-preserved interiors demonstrate the use and appearance of educational structures prior to the twentieth century.
The school closed in 1954, but the mineralogical museum remained open to the public. The NZ Historic Places Trust acquired the complex in 1979.
Thames School of Mines & Mineralogical Museum, Brown and Cochrane Streets, Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand.
Horario de apertura
- Horario comercial:
- 11am - 3pm Wednesday - Sunday, March - December; 11am - 3 pm daily during January & February. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
- Meses de funcionamiento:
- Todos los meses del año
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