Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Coaltown Museum

  • 123 Palmerston St. Map It
  • Westport

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Westport is a town based around coal, and the stories, challenges, and hardships of mining on (and under) the high plateau behind the town are related in this modern, interactive museum. Hogging the limelight is the 8-ton coal wagon, perched on the 45-degree angle just as it would have been when descending the famous Incline, off the Denniston Plateau. Museum entry is through the Westport i-SITE Visitor Centre.

Sight Information


123 Palmerston St., Westport, West Coast, 7825, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • NZ$15
  • Oct.–Apr., daily 9–5; May–Sept., daily 10–4

Published 10/27/2015


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