welcome to the Otaki museum
Raising awareness among residents and visitors of Otaki's rich heritage by providing engaging exhibitions and facilitating access to heritage collections and resources.
Otaki Museum is a small local museum on Otaki's Main Street. Changing exhibitions display the town's rich past. Admission is free. We are usuallyopen Thursday to Saturday (during exhibitions) 10am-2pm. Read more
MUSEUM TRUST AGM
Museum friends are invited to attend the AGM of the Otaki Heritage Bank Preservation Trust (the Museum) on Wednesday 9 October, 11 am at the museum.
We are seeking new trustees to represent the local community so if you're interested and would like to find out more, please contact the museum.
READING ROOM NOW OPEN
Interested in finding out more about people and places in Otaki? Come into the museum's new Reading Room and browse our archives: photos, oral histories, books, Historical Journals and more.
CURRENT EXHIBITION: 100 YEARS SERVICE, THE OTAKI RSA CENTENARY
100 years ago a group of local people set up an organisation to look after the interests of local returned service people.This became the Otaki RSA branch. Today, the Otaki and Districts RSA continues to cater for veterans of various conflicts and to provide a community hub for social activities.
Earthquake assessment of Museum building
The Kapiti Coast District Council has advised us that the full seismic assessment of the Otaki Museum building has been completed. The assessment has confirmed that the Museum building is earthquake prone ie. it is under 34 percent of New Building Standards.
We are discussing possible remedial action with the Council but currently we are still open for visitors as usual.
However, the Council and the Trust wish to make people aware of the building status and that they enter it at their own risk.