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Eric Thomas Galley Museum

Galley Museum exterior
Discovering West Coast history
Learning about school days gone by
Exploring the Galley Museum
Local tips and information
A warm West Coast welcome
Galley Museum, theatre room
Eric Thomas Galley Museum
pipe band room
Nth Lyell Disaster is also included in this room.
The Galley Museum in Queenstown houses unique collections telling stories of West Coast survival, endurance and sacrifice. Hosed within the heritage-listed Imperial Hotel (constructed in 1897), the collections hold (in some cases) the last vestiges of the former mines and communities of the West Coast, providing a very personal record of the people themselves and their daily lives. The museum is managed by dedicated volunteers and features 30 rooms of historical items including personal effects, documents, cameras, theatre projectors, household items, gems and minerals, military, emergency services, and mining artifacts depicting the varied aspects of West Coast heritage. Open seven days a week, with affordable entry fees including concession and family rates, the Galley is also a white i-visitor information centre, a Children's University Learning Destination, and a bike-friendly accredited business. Children receive a free activity pack. The Galley Museum stocks a range of products that make the perfect gift or souvenir to remember a visit to Queenstown, with a range designed by West Coasters, created by West Coasters, or made from West Coast materials.


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Family Friendly

Gallery / Museum

Non Smoking

Pet Friendly - Enquire

Public Toilet

Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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Sustainable Tourism Accreditation by ATIC

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