Northern Buller Museum

Northern Buller Museum

Located 30km north of Westport in the centre of Granity the museum is housed on an historical site where coke ovens were built in the early 1900s. The museum is housed in two buildings owned by Solid Energy.
The first is a Nissan hut, which used to be a store for Solid Energy. Inside the Nissan hut we have a variety of displays. Most of the photographs of the area are here on the walls. The photographs range from Granity to Seddonville, including Stockton and Millerton. We have several cubicles with displays including: a bar, with all memorabilia that goes with a bar, a sewing room, kitchen, radios and record players, cameras and equipment, a school room all set out and bassinets and prams. Also in this room are other displays of pianos and assorted items.

The other room consists of mining and saw milling photos and displays plus several working stationary engines related to mining. We also have other machinery and equipment on display. Also in this room are the coke ovens, which are classified as historical. We also have a coal display of an incline and wagons including a restored post office mail wagon.

Hours open are:

Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 3.00 PM

Saturday & Sunday : 1.00 PM – 3.00pm

Other hours by request

The Trust is managed by eight trustees and five volunteers.

Phone numbers to ring are:

Gilbert Hardacker 03 7828217

W.Skelton: 03 4291880

Or 034291880

Pauline Clementson 03 7828120

E-mail :aleyne@xtra.co.nz

Or :pauline.clementson@xtra.co.nz