Cobblestones Museum Steampunk family school visit Greytown

For winter opening hours see Facebook

Summer hours: 10am until 4pm Seven days
Closed: Christmas Day, Good Friday, and the morning of Anzac Day


Groups are welcome by prior arrangement outside these hours.

Adults $8; children $3;
 Family (2A 2C) $20;


Under-5's visit free



Leigh Perry visits Cobblestones

Cobblestones is an enticing place to take school students. In the old classroom, junior students had a lesson with the school master who holds a cane, lines up the boys and girls separately, then inspects their fingernails ... just one of the many experiences they continue to talk about back at school.


Leigh Perry

Greytown Primary School


Getting Here

Cobblestones Museum in Greytown, South Wairarapa, is just over one hour's drive from Wellington and 30 minutes drive from Masterton.


From Wellington:

By car: leave the capital on State Highway 2 and continue through Hutt Valley and over the Rimutaka Hill Road to Wairarapa.

By train: catch the Wairarapa line train at Wellington station and disembark at Woodside. Greytown is 5km east of the station and buses connect with the trains every day except Sunday.


From the North

By car: follow State Highway 2 to Masterton and continue to Greytown (30min).

Cobblestones school visit ride in vintage car

Visiting Cobblestones


Cobblestones Museum is the No 1 attraction in Greytown on Trip Advisor. See what people have to say! Visitors say it's a hidden gem but they didn't leave enough time!


Cobblestones is a must-see for anyone visiting the Wairarapa, and a perfect Greytown family activity.


Greytown's heritage town centre has been lovingly preserved and it's a relaxed 10 minute stroll from Cobblestones. You can enjoy cafes, boutiques and restaurants here.


Family Friendly


Group visits

Cobblestones Museum welcomes visitors by the bus load! Already popular a popular tourist attraction, as well as with service clubs, workplace social groups and special interest groups, Cobblestones is geared up to welcome your organisation and will work with you to ensure the best possible experience. Plenty of parking space for coaches and minivans.


Children and School Groups

Cobblestones offers a novel learning experience for primary school students in Social Science, particularly in the Continuity and Change curriculum strand. Children will be offered a glimpse into life in a country school during the 1890s and early 1900s - an experience prompting much discussion, comparison and creativity both on site and back in the classroom. The lack of technology will astound!





Cobblestones school house classroom
Cobblestones school visit child

169 Main St, Greytown 5712, Wairarapa, New Zealand • T: 64 6 304 9687 © 2016 Cobblestones • Photos: Janelle Preston / Blackwell & Sons

Site by BoulderBay Design