History comes alive at Cobblestones! Explore a working historic village right in the heart of Greytown. See, touch, and hear how Wairarapa’s early settlers lived, worked, and played in the 1800s and 1900s. Authentic heritage buildings, gardens, stories, and beautifully curated artefacts set the stage for a fascinating journey through time. Experience Victorian life at your own pace and join some family-friendly activities. Several times a year the Cobblestones Open Days are jam-packed with costumed staff, fire-engine rides, printing press demonstrations, craft-making, and games for children.
Cobblestones Museum is a working historic village run almost entirely by volunteers. The museum is named after the well-preserved cobblestone courtyard, built as a solid surface for horses, carts, and passengers who used the original stables. Six original heritage buildings (Category 2 listings with Heritage New Zealand) were either already on site or relocated to Cobblestones to recreate how Wairarapa’s early settlers lived in the 1800s. Exhibitions, artefacts, tours and education programmes help visitors understand settlers’ stories and how they’ve influenced our modern world.
Open every day, from 10:00am to 16:00pm.