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Historical Visit

We visited primarily to look for historical records. Ancestors on my wife’s side arrived in 1843 on... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Whakatane, New Zealand
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Worth a look inside

This is a free attraction and well worth having a look inside - it is much bigger than it seems... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
New Zealand
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2-6 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We visited primarily to look for historical records. Ancestors on my wife’s side arrived in 1843 on one of the first ships. The house is small and semi open plan. I guess comfortable by the standards that the first immigrants were used to.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steven1957
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is a free attraction and well worth having a look inside - it is much bigger than it seems from the outside and is a really historic part of Taranaki's history.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Narziss
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Now, this was a very nice visit and time well spent. It is only a small little house, but the richness and worth of the old stuff that's in it, reminded me of olden days and my grandparent's place. It was with a bit of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mertz78
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Richmond Cottage is on Ariki Street, tucked up against the museum wing of Puke Ariki. Built in the 1850s, it gives visitors a taste of what home life was like for the well-to-do in early settler New Plymouth. All of the items in the cottage...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kiwi A
Reviewed 6 May 2017

we didn't know about this place so it was nice to be surprised when we came upon it. it was good to read all about it's history.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank lizcooch
Reviewed 18 October 2016

In the heart of New Plymouth this little cottage is wedged in by the museum. Its such a pleasure to be able to visit this for free.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Bronwyn H
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This cottage is centrally located and what a treasure it is. It has wonderful historical pieces and is incredibly informative. Well worth a quick visit to gain some wonderful knowledge and appreciation of this historical place.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank jesshoodie
Reviewed 17 July 2016

A small cottage with the few minutes required to read the placards and appreciate the exhibits. Worth while stop. Hours are sort of hit and miss so keep an eye out when walking past.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank duncanmO4374FV
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I really enjoyed finally discovering this cottage on the inside. It was larger than I'd expected, and provided a genuine feel for what life at that time must have been like.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank nin132
Reviewed 18 May 2016

It's a good thing that this cottage has been preserved & not altered as its one of the oldest buildings in the region. There s a lot of information within the building if you're interested in reading further. They have costumes & articles on display...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Wendy w
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