Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Sights

Thames School of Mines Mineralogical Museum

  • Brown and Cochrane Sts. Map It
  • Thames

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

The School of Mines provided practical instruction to the gold miners of the mid-1880s; the museum was established in 1900 to exhibit geological samples. The school closed decades ago, but the museum's still kicking, displaying those turn-of-the-20th-century rock specimens along with scales, models of stamper batteries, and other gold-mining paraphernalia.

Sight Information


Brown and Cochrane Sts., Thames, Waikato, 3500, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Wed.–Sun. 11–3.

Published 10/27/2015


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