Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, some roads have been closed (with alternative routes to be taken).

Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.

Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.

Waihi Arts Centre and Museum

The Waihi Museum operates as a place for the collection, display and preservation of items of historical interest to the Waihi District, particularly items relating to the underground mining history of the area.

About

Gold was first discovered in Waihi in 1878 and by 1905 Waihi not only possessed the most productive gold mine in New Zealand, but was the largest gold mining town in the country and the third largest inland town in New Zealand. We have several rooms devoted to underground mining history, and displays relating to the social history of the town. Our Art Gallery room has a dual role as a gallery and a theatre. As a gallery it hosts regular exhibitions of local and visiting arts and craft. As a theatre that seats 60, it becomes the setting for school groups to be shown a curriculum based Powerpoint presentation. Opening Hours Thursday to Friday: 10am - 3pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday: Midday - 3pm Extended hours during January. Admission Adults: $5.00 Children 5 - 15 years: $3.00 Under 5 years: Free Family group (2 adults & 3 or more children):$15 Discounts available for groups of 15 or more people, pre-booked coach groups, and schools.

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Physical Address

54 Kenny Street
Waihi
New Zealand


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