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Raglan and District Museum

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Our museum provides a window on local history for the Raglan Whaingaroa area and adjacent districts. It is open every day.

Displays are being progressively established through 2012 and will cover Maori, settler, farming, surf and extreme sports, art, natural science, photography and town life history. The museum is proud to hold the taiaha of Te Awaitaia, prominent Ngati Mahanga chief and Treaty of Waitangi signatory.

Much of the collection illustrates domestic, rural and town life in Raglan, mainly during the early twentieth century. Items of interest include the doors from the Raglan jail, the first telephone exchange switchboard, the first surf life saving reel and an extensive collection of pharmacy items used by T. B. Hill, the town’s first chemist. There is an extensive photographic collection and many early copies of the town’s newspaper, The Raglan County Chronicle.

The Raglan Museum Society was established in 1966. The first accession was in April 1967, a wooden kitchen clock (Waterbury) over 100-years-old, from Mrs C. Gibbison of Raglan. In 1970 the museum was set up in the small left hand front room in the Raglan Town Hall, and from there it moved to the old fire station building in Wainui Road towards the end of 1982. This building was demolished in the final quarter of 2010 to make way for the new museum building.

Construction of the new building was completed in August 2011. The museum reopened to visitors on 12th November 2011 and the official opening by Waikato Dsitrict Mayor, Allan Sanson was on 20 February 2012. The museum is open every day.

Collection Type
Art, History, Natural History, Science, Taonga Maori, Technology


Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 41, Raglan 3265 Waikato
Telephone number icon+64 7 825 8416
Web address iconhttp://raglanmuseum.co.nz
Email address iconinfo@raglanmuseum.co.nz
Staff iconMuseum Society President, Dr Patrick Day Ph 07 825 8416


Visitor Information
Physical address icon15 Wainui Road (opposite Stewart Street), Raglan, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconMonday to Thursday: 9.30am – 4.30pm Friday: 9.30am – 5 pm Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sundays and public holidays: 10am – 3pm Closed: Christmas Day
Charges iconAdults $2, Children $1, Preschoolers Free


Facilities
Wheelchair accessReference LibraryParkingShopMembership ClubToilets
Access to museum is via the Raglan i-SITE entrance to the Raglan Museum & Information Centre building.


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Raglan County Chronicle / The Settler's Journal  ; Frank West Green; Friday, June 23, 1905; 1983.13.10cRaglan Chronicle Newspaper; October 2nd, 1903 ; 1983.13.10a Raglan County Chronicle Newspaper; 1983.13.10dRaglan County Chronicle Newspaper; 1983.13.10b Raglan County Chronicle  / The Settlers' Journal. / For the Homesteads of Raglan, Waikato, Waipa, and Kawhia Counties.; Walter Monckton Sanders; January 21, 1925; X001.51.146
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Clam Shell, 1989.7.39Bottle of Sands, 1989.19.1aWhale Tooth, 1969.45.1Stuffed Pheasant, X001.13.2Nautilus Shell; 1989.17.32
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Photograph, Reverand Slade, William   Raglan  NZ, 1880's, X001.33.7Early Settlers at the Royal Hotel 1890-95; 1890-95; 1972.3.2aMrs Wallis, 1800's, 1969.15.2Early Settlers at Royal Hotel - 1890-95; 1890-95; 1972.3.3bThird Harbour View Hotel.; 1900's; X001.33.11
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