Buildings include the Waimate North Courthouse built in 1862 which is the oldest courthouse in New Zealand, the Maioha Cottage built in 1875 and Utakura Hall and School built in 1891.
Collections include the Fergie Nielson collection of Maori artifacts, Bill Pratt collection of gum-digging equipment and the Purdy collection of blacksmith tools.
See the only surviving Albion Cuthbertson Water Buffalo in New Zealand, one of only five in the world. You can also see a fully restored 1901 Burrell Steam Locomotive, a three quarter size replica Grout cycle car or the large collection of agricultural machinery and two fire engines.
Free coffee/tea available for those on our tour. Tour takes 1 hour. Souvenirs available.