The Golder Cottage originally named ‘Straven Cottage’ is one of the earliest pioneer homes of Upper Hutt. The cottage was built by John Golder in 1876 (additions made up until 1920) and the preserved cottage and artifacts reflect early life in New Zealand. The cottage has a fascinating collection of memorabilia from the era. Much of the furniture exhibited was made by John Golder himself and other items on display have always had their home in the cottage.
This is an historic house and museum all in one. Stroll around the cottage and grounds and view the original outbuildings and some of the original shrubs and trees that can still be seen in the garden. A family photograph taken in 1900 located in the front hall gives you an idea of what the grounds looked like back then.
Open: Saturday and Public Holidays 1:30pm – 4pm. (except Christmas Day & Good Friday)
Group tours during the week can be made by arrangement.
T (04) 528 9855 | W www.goldercottage.co.nz | A 707 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt, Wellington