Cobblestones Museum

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Cobblestones Museum
Cobblestones Shearing Shed.jpg
The Donald Woolshed, Wairarapa's first purpose built woolshed, built in 1858
Location 169 Main Street, Greytown, New Zealand, New Zealand
Coordinates: 41°05′07″S 175°27′20″E / 41.085307°S 175.455598°E / -41.085307; 175.455598
Coordinates 41°05′07″S 175°27′20″E / 41.085307°S 175.455598°E / -41.085307; 175.455598
Website Cobblestones Museum
Official name Cobblestones Shearing Shed and Cobblestone Museum Stables
Designated 23-Jun-1983
Reference no. 2873 and 4003

Cobblestones Museum is a regional early settlers museum in Greytown, New Zealand. The museum is located at site of the original Cobb and Co coaching stables. The museum contains several buildings recognised as historic by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, these include:

  • a colonial cottage (built c.1867),[1]
  • Wairarapa's first Public Hospital in Greytown (built 1875),[2]
  • Wairarapa's first Methodist church (built 1865),[citation needed]
  • the single-teacher Mangapakeha country school building which opened in 1902[3]
  • The Cobb and Co Stables.[4] and
  • the Donald Woolshed (built 1858), Wairarapa's first purpose built woolshed.[5]

Exhibition Centre[edit]

The Exhibition Centre features Wairarapa heritage stories, objects, photos and machinery. Finished in November 2014 after many years of fundraising it also hold the collection room which curates objects within the collection.

A major new commemorative exhibition looking back on World War 1 is being planned for November 2018. This will focus on the impact of the war on Greytown and the surrounding region from the perspective of the returned servicemen, and commemorate the lives of local soldiers who did not return.

Cobblestones Park & Gardens[edit]

The historic village at Cobblestones is set within in a leafy park where many New Zealand native and exotic tree abound.The variety of native and exotic trees at Cobblestones befits Greytown's significance as the first New Zealand town to celebrate Arbor Day. Native kahikatea, kowhai, totara and karaka can be seen together with exotic trees, maples, ash and fruit trees of early settlers' gardens. Cobblestones Museum Garden is a popular Wairarapa garden tour and wedding venue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cobblestone Museum Colonial Cottage". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  2. ^ "First Greytown Hospital building". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Mangapakeha School". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Cobblestone Museum Stables". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  5. ^ "Cobblestones Shearing Shed". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 

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