Our Priorities

The Coromandel Valley & Districts Branch primary objectives relate to collection and protection of local heritage through conversation and storytelling. People feature in our history and the priorities today.

Places to visit

There are 3 properties managed by the Coromandel Valley & Districts National Trust Branch providing interesting places to visit. They are:

Winns Bakehouse Museum
Winns Road, Coromandel Valley (adjacent to the ford)

Open by appointment.

Gamble Cottage & Garden
cnr Main & Dorham Roads, Blackwood

Open 1 to 4pm on the 3rd Sunday of each month from February to June & September to November.

Watchman House
360 Main Road, Coromandel Valley (close to the intersection of Winns Road)

This is a Records, Displays & Meeting place that is open monthly on the first Saturday (February to December), 9am to Noon, for morning teas and local history chats. 

Visits outside of these published times may be arranged for groups and researchers. Contact our Liaison Officer on 0474 066 776 for details.

Walks and tours are available to experience the built and natural places through the wider area of Coromandel Valley and those neighbouring, to see and hear how they connect the many stories of our past.

Conversations with visitors are an enjoyable facet of our activities. 

Key Objectives

Here are some key objectives to provide an understanding as to why we operate.

  1. To assemble and care for cultural items of significance to Coromandel Valley and Districts in accordance with National Trust State Policies.
  2. Establish historic records and facilitate contributions from the community and to support research of information held, with displays and interpretation of items for public viewing.
  3. Support activities that promote the heritage value of a Community spirit.
  4. Promote group visits, providing hospitality and guidance to enrich the visitor experience.