The museum presents artefacts relating to the history of Paekakariki and its surrounding area. Items on display relate to both Maori and European settlement, the history of rail in the area and the encampment of thousands of US Marines near McKays Crossing during World War II.
Maori artefacts include stone adzes, paua and bone fish hooks, anchor stones and a significant carving of a tauihu – war canoe prow.
The Trust has restored the historic south end signal box, back on to the platform and hopes to provide landscaping of the Station and surrounding area.
Irving Lipshaw & Michael O’Leary
Come and visit New Zealand’s only Bookshop in a working Railway Station. Kakariki Books specialises in old and rare books along with collections on spirituality, alternative health, travel and New Zealand.
There’s a vast collection available and Irving and Michael both have a passion and knowledge of books that is hard to be surpassed
The Secretary Paekakariki Station Museum P.O. Box 57 Paekakariki
Special Visits Contact - Carol Reihana (04) 905 8275
Paekakariki Railway Station Building, Tilley Road, Paekakariki.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between the hours of 11:00am and 3:00pm. Special visits can be arranged by contacting Carol Reihana (04) 905 8275
Free admission but donations are greatly appreciated
Other FacilitiesMorning & Afternoon teas can be arranged for special occasions.
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