Cobblestones is a must-see for anyone visiting the Wairarapa, and a perfect Greytown family activity.
Greytown's heritage town centre has been lovingly preserved and it's a relaxed 10 minute stroll from Cobblestones. You can enjoy cafes, boutiques and restaurants here.
Cobblestones Museum welcomes visitors by the bus load! Already popular a popular tourist attraction, as well as with service clubs, workplace social groups and special interest groups, Cobblestones is geared up to welcome your organisation and will work with you to ensure the best possible experience. Plenty of parking space for coaches and minivans.
Cobblestones offers a novel learning experience for primary school students in Social Science, particularly in the Continuity and Change curriculum strand. Children will be offered a glimpse into life in a country school during the 1890s and early 1900s - an experience prompting much discussion, comparison and creativity both on site and back in the classroom. The lack of technology will astound!
BOOK A GROUP VISIT
169 Main St, Greytown
T: 64 6 304 9687.
Summer: From 1 October to 31May
open daily 10am - 4pm
Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday (Easter)
Winter: From 1 June to 30 September, open Friday to Monday, 10am-4pm & daily during school holidays, 10am-4pm.
Closed Tues, Wed, Thurs
Groups are welcome by prior arrangement outside these hours.
Adults $7; children $3;
Family (2A 2C) $15;
One-year Family Pass (2A 2C) $40
Under-5's visit free
Cobblestones is an enticing place to take school students. In the old classroom, junior students had a lesson with the school master who holds a cane, lines up the boys and girls separately, then inspects their fingernails ... just one of the many experiences they continue to talk about back at school.
Greytown Primary School
Cobblestones Museum in Greytown, South Wairarapa, is just over one hour's drive from Wellington and 30 minutes drive from Masterton.
By car: leave the capital on State Highway 2 and continue through Hutt Valley and over the Rimutaka Hill Road to Wairarapa.
By train: catch the Wairarapa line train at Wellington station and disembark at Woodside. Greytown is 5km east of the station and buses connect with the trains every day except Sunday.
By car: follow State Highway 2 to Masterton and continue to Greytown (30min).
169 Main St, Greytown 5712, Wairarapa, New Zealand • T: 64 6 304 9687 © 2016 Cobblestones • Photos: Janelle Preston / Blackwell & Sons
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