The museum presents artefacts relating to the history of Paekakariki and its surrounding area. Items on display relate to both Maori and European settlement, the history of rail in the area and the encampment of thousands of US Marines near McKays Crossing during World War II.
Maori artefacts include stone adzes, paua and bone fish hooks, anchor stones and a significant carving of a tauihu – war canoe prow.
The Trust has restored the historic south end signal box, back on to the platform and hopes to provide landscaping of the Station and surrounding area.
Irving Lipshaw & Michael O’Leary
Come and visit New Zealand’s only Bookshop in a working Railway Station. Kakariki Books specialises in old and rare books along with collections on spirituality, alternative health, travel and New Zealand.
There’s a vast collection available and Irving and Michael both have a passion and knowledge of books that is hard to be surpassed.
Petticoat Junction Teashop
Helen Keivom has opened a Tea Shop in the Waiting Room of Paekakariki Station. This means more time the rooms will be available to use for MetLink Train Passengers along with having toilets available.
So now you can purchase a cup of tea and relax in the cosy rooms while waiting for the train. FREE WIFI is also available
Hours are Mon - Wed 07:00 - 09:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
The museum is located in the Paekakariki Railway Station Building.