Topic: Te Kuiti's Heritage Railway House

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The Railway House is located at 239 Rora St, Te Kuiti and depicts the life of early settlers.

Te Kuiti and District Historical Society Inc have fully restored a 1929 railway house (NZR129), which was donated by Mrs Derryn Barton in 2005.

It originally stood in a row of railway houses at the North entrance to the Borough of Te Kuiti and was relocated to its current location at the South end of Rora St, Te Kuiti (next to Tiffany's Cafe) where it was restored by a volunteer 'Dad's Army'.

You'll step back in time when you step through the door of the Heritage Railway House. It has been restored to reflect life in the 1930s when it would have housed railway employees and their families. Old floral wall papers pasted onto scrim over match linings are still retained. Many layers of paint had to be scraped off the woodwork to reveal the original stained and varnished surfaces. Much of the house has been furnished as it would have been in those days and equipped with the early appliances with which our ancestors had to 'make do'.

The house and its 1930s content have been open to the public since May 2007. It is available for viewing from 11am to 3pm daily. Admission is free, however donations are welcome as Te Kuiti and District Historical Society Inc hopes to construct a musuem facility behind the house, so that the history of Te Kuiti and the Waitomo District can be on permament public display.

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Te Kuiti's Heritage Railway House

City:Te Kuiti