The Martinborough Colonial Museum is a treasure trove of interesting local artifacts and ephemera. Located in the old Martinborough Library, it is full of fine hand-made and embroidered clothing and linen (including several very fine wedding dresses). In the old laundry (wash house) are old washing machines and even a mangle.

The kitchen, with an early range built into the fire place, demonstrates the challenges of cooking in pioneer times. It also has much old kitchen equipment and appliances.

There is much to interest men as well, with the old Martinborough and Hinakura switchboards from the former manual telephone exchanges, together with old carpentry and other tools.

Martinborough Museum is in The Square, Martinborough, and is open Saturdays 11.30-3.30 and Sunday and Public Holidays 11.30-1.30. 


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