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Whitestone City

12 Harbour Street | Seaward Side, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 508 978 663
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The staff here were very friendly. They gave you a good overview of the city while also explaining... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JeffroNZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
It's awesome place. Thanks a lot.

I was alone to get there and didn't have information there but that's really nice place if you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cindy C
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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” (18 reviews)
“school room” (4 reviews)
“barber shop” (4 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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"dressing up"
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"interactive museum"
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"played croquet"
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"victorian clothing"
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"interesting place"
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"taking photos"
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"step back in time"
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"new zealand"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff here were very friendly. They gave you a good overview of the city while also explaining some of the finer points of the items on display. The museum is very hands on and there is plenty to see. The pinball machines and the...More

Thank JeffroNZ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was alone to get there and didn't have information there but that's really nice place if you interested in history museum. They explained every place and their lives also can try to wear old clothes from Victoria Just go for it you'll love it....More

Thank Cindy C
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We recently visited Oamaru and went to the Whitestone City...what a great place and so well set up. Our Guide, Yvonne, was happy to show us around and knew everything we wanted to know. Strongly encouraged my husband to sit on a penny farthing on...More

Thank autumn19
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I was traveling alone in winter and I had a freat time with them ! Took time with me and took pictures of me ! They are so knowledgeable!

Thank Juliette N
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

What a gem we found at Whitestone City. So interactive & informative, felt like we had been transported back in time!! Lovely staff & amazed at the array of treasures so lovingly presented. Well worth a visit, you could easily spend 2-3 hours being part...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

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

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 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 25 April 2018 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

Thank rebeccawD7393QW
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 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 19 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 251janineg
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