Tuapeka Goldfields Museum

Uncover the rich history of the Tuapeka District

Open daily from 9.30am - 12.30pm, 1.00pm - 3.30pm

Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day
Modified hours on Public Holidays

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What's On

Events and special exhibitions at the Tuapeka Goldfields Museum.

Lantern Making Workshop

Saturday 23 September
10.00am - 12.00pm

Come to a reading of "Mooncakes" by Loretta Seto and hear the tale of the time-honoured Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.  Afterwards, create a beautiful lantern of your own for the Lantern Parade on Saturday 30 September!

The Lawrence Lantern Festival and Activities celebrates the Chinese heritage of Lawrence.   Though far from home and family, settlers at the Chinese Camp would have celebrated the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. 

All ages welcome. 

Games of Yore

Sunday 5 November
10.30am - 3.00pm

This Heritage Day hopscotch into the museum for old-fashioned fun!   Play classic games knucklebones, Beggar My Neighbour, and more.   Experience virtual reality like a Victorian with our vintage stereoscope, no batteries required.

Hands-on fun for the whole whānau.