The Cromwell and Districts Museum forms part of the Cromwell Information Centre complex located in The Mall. It was developed in the 1980’s as part of the Clyde Dam works and bases much of its material on the archaeological work undertaken as part of that project.
It’s all here! The Cromwell and Districts Museum offers you answers to all of these questions and an interesting overview of the area’s history.
The collections held by the Cromwell Museum are of high importance to the Cromwell Township and surrounding district. They represent the tangible heritage of Cromwell and the surrounding area and have been built up through the support and donations of the community over many years.
The collection includes domestic and agricultural items, construction of the Clyde Dam, formation of Lake Dunstan records, mining and geological items, clothing, archaeological materials such as Chinese artifacts and sub fossil deposits, Maori artifacts, photographic collection, books, documents and newspapers (Cromwell Argus).
And it’s a compact museum, so you’ll still have time to venture out and discover the real thing for yourself!