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Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre

General Information

172 Palmerston Street, Riverton, Southland

03 234 8260

Opening Times - Check before visiting as might change

We are open 7 days a week: 10am - 5pm (Labour weekend - Easter weekend) 10am - 4pm (after Easter - before Labour weekend)

Te Hikoi Southern Journey, is the South's ultimate heritage attraction, in Riverton/Aparima, just 30 minutes from Invercargill - one of the best things do to on the Southern Scenic Route. The museum features authentic life size displays, adventurous characters and engaging stories. These reveal how our Māori and European ancestors adapted to survive on nature's edge. A social history heritage experience not to be missed, also includes a dedicated geology room!
Notes for Cardholders

Standing and Queuing
You will be brought to the front of the queue. We do have a couch in the corner of the retail area if you prefer to wait there rather than stand.
Level Access
Our building has level access throughout, no lifts, and accessible parking located at the rear (entry through driveway between courthouse and pharmacy). The best entrance is our main entrance, there is a ramp with handrail.
Our building is not large and there is plenty of seating throughout that you are welcome to use. A wheelchair is available for use. Our accessible parking is less then 50m away at the rear of the building in our car park. If the car park is full, on street parking is available out front.
Urgent Toilet Access
We have one accessible toilet and 3 standard toilets, plus one urinal. If you present this icon to us we will ensure you are next to use the toilet in a discrete way. There is a baby change table in the accessible toilet which we can remove for you.
Disability Assist Dogs
We comply with the NZ law with respect to Disability Assistance Dogs. The staff will offer you water for your dog and will indicate the nearest place for the dog to relieve itself.
Essential Companions
No charge for a companion/carer.
Difficulty Accessing Visual Information
We have an audio guide which gives a high level overview of the displays, and is interpreted in multiple languages. Our low vision audio tour is under development. We have green signage indicating touch points throughout the museum, which are more interactive.
Difficulty Accessing Audible Information
We can adjust the volume in our audio visual displays. If you cannot see a remote to adjust it, please ask one of our team.
Hidden Disabilities
Through the staff's training, they are generally aware of hidden disabilities. Please speak to them about how they can assist in making your time with us extraordinary.
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