The Mineralogical Museum


The Mineralogical Museum is located at the Thames School of Mines and it holds one of the best collections in the Southern Hemisphere. There are over 3000 specimens at the museum, including fossils from New Zealand and abroad, which makes Read More

Goldmine Experience


The Goldmine Experience is a guided tour that takes you through operating 19th-century gold-mining machinery in Thames. Volunteer enthusiasts run the Goldmine Experience and it leads underground into one of the richest goldmines of its time. You can see the Read More

Bella Street Pumphouse


Bella Street Pumphouse contains gold mining artefacts, working models, historic photo displays, waterworks, electrical turbines and much more. It has been nearly one hundred years since the Bella Street pumphouse engines last operated, but history lives on through working scale Read More

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