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Whitestone City

12 Harbour Street | Seaward Side, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 508 978 663
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Reliving earlier days in New Zealand

We visited Whitestone City on Monday 7 May. The chance to ride a Penny Farthing bike was the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mazcroz
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Melbourne, Australia
Whitestone City

Loved our visit. Yvonne and Heather were attentive and informative making the experience an awesome... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
leoniehastings
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Hastings, New Zealand
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Learn about our history by taking part in it. Take a tour of the visual tale of our town from the rough-sawn Whitestone beginnings to the polished and finely worked grandeur of our facades that still exist today. Partake of Victorian pastimes or boldly go beyond the curtains to encounter our colourful past. Leisurely repose oneself in the sumptuous surrounds of our parlour.
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“penny farthing” (11 reviews)
“school room” (3 reviews)
“barber shop” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12 Harbour Street | Seaward Side, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 508 978 663
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Whitestone City on Monday 7 May. The chance to ride a Penny Farthing bike was the attraction. Yvonne greeted us outside in her old world costume and enticed us in. The Senior discount was an added bonus. We spent the next 2 hours...More

Thank mazcroz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our visit. Yvonne and Heather were attentive and informative making the experience an awesome one. My 2 yr old grand-daughter loved the Carousel ride - Penny Farthing bicycles .( 5 times lol). I enjoyed the history especially as to why the buildings were made...More

Thank leoniehastings
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic hands on museum experience! Well worth the entry fee. Both kids and adults LOVED it! Dressing up, pretend school, penny farthing carosel and much more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place and museum. How often will you hear in your normal museum "please touch everything and explore"? Probably barely but here we heard it many times and didn't stop. What a fun place. From exploring the barber shop to the grocery store...More

Thank Peggy P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic insight into the history of Oamaru. Knowledgeable curators and an interactive tour.

Thank 251janineg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My two kids - 12 and 14 - LOVED it. Staff goes a long way in providing a welcoming and stimulating experience. From staging an immigrant’s arrival to Oamaru’s beach some 120yrs ago, to being a fanatic supporter in a family match of indoor cricket,...More

Thank AlexFontes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly tour guides. Very interactive and had fun riding the penny farthing. Great place for families.

Thank Kate G
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend as a lovely trip through the history of Oamaru. Lots of hands on displays and very helpful tour guide.

Thank dljobe
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Staff where lovely and made sure we got the best of the experience. An interesting set up which is very hands on with items you can touch and games you can play. A credit to modern museums which bring history alive

Thank bellaQld
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

On entry, not a chance to have a wee think about what there may be inside, but we were told it was going to be an interactive time of history and wonder. Not as much interactivity as would have been suggested, but interesting all the...More

Thank Shane B
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