The museum has hosted a wide range of exhibitions in the past. These have covered all sorts of Otaki activities, places and people. They have included:
OTAKI HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
The exhibition celebrated 40 years of preserving Otaki's history. It featured memorabilia, scrapbooks, historical journals, photos, and the Rangiatea Graves project.
WORLD WAR I AT SEA
Early Domestic Life in Otaki
31October 2016 to 25 February 2017
How people lived (mid 1800s to 1950): cooking, clothes and home life.
Not only Te Rauparaha & Hadfield but also ....
14 April to 1 October 2016
The stories of 37 personalities who contributed to the development of Otaki town and district in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
31 July 2015 to 26 March 2016
The history of Kapiti Island: the early Maori settlement, the impact of the whalers, farming and conservation.
ÇANAKKALE – Road to peace out of war
5 to 27 June 2015
The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey's exhibition of photographic images taken by Turkish soldiers who served in the trenches at Gallipoli in 1915.
Otaki Remembers World War 1
4 August 2014 to 27 June 2015
From the Proclamation of War on 5 August 1914 to the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918 the exhibition has presented many aspects of World War I and its impact on those who served and the people at home.