• Patrick McBride

Museum Ready to Open

Council has announced that the History House Pop-up Museum will be open to the public from Wednesday 5 May 2021.

The Museum is located at 8 Mackay Street Greymouth, next door to the Regent Theatre.

The set-up will be similar to the pop-up held in the ex Dick Smith building.

"This location is going to work well, with a highly visible frontage on the main street, the Regent Theatre in close proximity and the floodwall across the road". a spokesperson said.

Opening hours for the Museum will be 12.30pm to 5pm, Wednesday to Friday initially and a review of the operating hours will take place after the winter period. Council has signed a three-year lease with the building owner with the right of renewal.

Staff have been working hard on the display for the pop-up, which includes interpretation panels and artefacts on mining, floods, sports, the Royal visit in 1954 and local Maori history.

The public is invited to the official opening on 5 May 2021 at 3pm. Mayor Tania Gibson will cut the ribbon and celebrate the opening with a light refreshment.