Otaki Museum

Otaki Museum in Otaki, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand | Museum

Otaki Museum aim at Gathering, Preserving and Sharing the Stories of Otaki? located in Otaki near Wellington in New Zealand.

The Otaki Museum building is one of the most historic and prominent on Main street in the Wellington district. It was originally built as the Bank of New Zealand in 1918. It was then the Council Chamber for the Otaki Borough Council from 1967 to 1989 and housed the local service centre of the Kapiti Coast District Council until 1998.

It has been restored by the Museum Trust from its near derelict condition to a state that reflects and respects its historic beginnings. The building incorporates fine timber panelling, an elegant staircase, stained glass windows and beautiful pressed metal ceilings.

To find us turn left at the roundabout on the Main Highway in Otaki. Keep on driving until you reach the village...you can't miss us!

Changing exhibitions display the town's rich past. Admission is free. Exhibitions tell the stories of Otaki and change approximately every three months, there is two to three weeks down time between exhibitions so visitors may wish to phone the Museum to find out what the current exhibition is and the weeks it is on.

The Friends of the Otaki Museum is a group for those wishing to support the Museum's ongoing work. At present we have over a 170 members who offer support through ideas, practical effort and financial contributions.
We also have a core group who, week after week, volunteer their time to host visitors and share their knowledge. They do a great job and help make the Museum a more welcoming place. We would almost certainly be lost without them.

By joining our community of supporters, you can help us preserve and promote the stories of Otaki and its people.

As a member of the Friends you will also:
* receive the "Friends" newsletter
* be able to attend private views and events held at the Museum
* be able to participate in local Museum projects
* broaden your knowledge of the town and district

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Location Info


49 Main Street
New Zealand
06 3646886
Visit Site
Historic Building
Prominent Landmark
1918 Bank Building
Timber Panelling
Elegant Staircase
Stained Glass Windows
Metal Ceilings
Stories Of Otaki

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