Mokau Museum

Mokau is one of those towns along State Highway 3 that you stop for coffee
and a comfort stop on your way somewhere else. The museum is across the street
from the public toilets and I have seen it many, many times but it never looked open
and I never thought to check to see. 

I watched a series called Heritage Rescue on Choice TV about a team who remodeled 
and updated small, local museums across New Zealand, like this one, and was definitely 
interested to see the updates.
So, of course, I had to check it out the next time we passed through, which was for 
our caves and rail-car trip.

To be honest, it still didn't look open, but Hubby and I checked it out anyway, and it was open!

These are a few highlights that I found interesting. There were lots of other things, too.

This fridge on the porch  caught my eye--great idea for re-purposing!


Tom said...

...the style of the building looks similar to ones in Maui. I'm glad that you stopped to check things out. Thanks for stopping by Tuesday's Treasures, I hope that we can see another treasure in the future.

Peabea Scribbles said...

Enjoyed looking at the photos. Sounds like you had a nice stop to finally get to view the museum.

Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I love these small, local museums. There's always something surprising to discover.

handmade by amalia said...

An interesting place and a nice way to connect to your heritage.

diane b said...

The carving on the horns is pretty amazing.

NatureFootstep said...

I like the art created on the horn :)

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of your visit to this small museum. I'm glad you found out it was open.

Klara S said...

Small museums have always sth interesting to offer.