welcome to the ōtaki museum

Gathering, preserving & telling stories of Ōtaki & 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

The Museum will be closed on ANZAC Day, Thursday 25 April.



An exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the museum (old bank) building. (photo: courtesy Otaki Historical Society)

This exhibiiton will close on Saturday 18 May, so if you haven't seen it, do make sure to come before then.

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.

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