welcome to the otaki museum

Gathering, preserving & telling stories of Otaki & its environs

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 open Thursday to Saturday (during exhibitions) 10am-2pm.  Read more

Current Exhibition

Otaki Children's Health Camp

The Health camp has been part of Otaki's life for over 80 years. This exhibition features aspects of its history: how it started, stories from children and staff, the health stamp campaigns, activities and food, and the buildings.


Otaki's Main St

Over the summer we will be sharing memories of the shops, pubs, businesses and homes that used to line Otaki's Main St.  There were also parades, celebrations and commemorations that all helped make this the centre of Otaki life.

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.
The Council has advised it will not insist on the building being closed or that its use will be restricted.
However, the Council and the Trust wish to make people aware of the building status and that they enter it at their own risk.

The collections

The Otaki Museum houses documents, photographs, oral histories and artifacts of significance to the history of Otaki and the surrounding district.  Read more