Coaltown Museum, Westport

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  • It focuses on the towns histroy and the lives of peoepl who lived when mining was all there was - remarkable similarities with the lives at that time in the coal fields where we live. Its well laid ou...  more »
  • Visited this museum on a damp Sunday afternoon the day after the Buller marathon. My grandfather had been a coalminer on the Denniston plateau but I knew very little about his life and times. After vi...  more »
  • Learnt a lot from visiting here, the renovated place with interesting stories from how they got out coal  more »
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  • Wonderful and insightful to learn about the history of our nations coal town.
  • Interesting museum
  • They are actually very helpful. Don't be shy and just ask.
  • Loads of bits and pieces to look at. The "underground" display needs a little bit more light in there as some of the oldies had difficulty seeing/reading things.
  • really good place to see the history of coal mines in the West Coast.
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