Welcome to the Matamata Historical Society Firth Tower

The Matamata Historical Society established a museum the theme of which is the development of farming in our region, and a collection of local town and country archives, in 1977 on the site of J.C.Firth's old Matamata Station. Five acres and the old house, tower and stables were acquired by the council for a museum and reserve.  Very soon other buildings were added, some heritage buildings, and some purpose built.  The society is responsible for the exhibits and displays and the Matamata Piako District Council administers the reserve and maintains the 15 buildings.

Matamata Historical Society volunteering morning is from 8:30am-12pm Wednesdays.

Firth Tower
Firth Tower

John McCaw Homestead
John McCaw Homestead

Mark Madhill Shed
Mark Madhill Shed

The Joan & David Stanley Shed
The Joan & David Stanley Shed

Firth Shed
Firth Shed

John McCaw Wool Shed
John McCaw Wool Shed

Firth Tower Church
Firth Tower Church

Gordon School
Gordon School

Okoroire Post Office
Okoroire Post Office

The Barn
The Barn

The Settlers Cottage
The Settlers Cottage

The Jail
The Jail

The Heritage Centre
The Heritage Centre

The Old Red Stables
The Old Red Stables

The Railway Carriages
The Railway Carriages

Opening Hours

Heritage Buildings
Monday 9am-3pm
Tuesday, Wednesday - Closed
Thursday, Friday 9am-3pm
Saturday, Sunday 10am-4pm

Grounds Only
10am - 4pm

Closed on public holidays

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