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
COMING SOON: OTAKI BEACH PAINTINGS BY LEE ROBINSON
Local artist lee Robinson will be exhibiting her paintings of Otaki Beach scenes at the museum. Opens to the public Sunday 26 May, 10am - 2pm. Then Thursday 30 May - Sunday 2 June and Thursday 6 June - Sunday 9 June, 10am - 2pm.
CURRENT EXHIBITION: CLOSES 18 MAY
100 YEARS: “THE MOST PREPOSSESSING BUILDING IN THE DISTRICT".
An exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the museum (old bank) building. (photo: courtesy Otaki Historical Society)
This exhibition 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.