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Finally a spruce up

At long last our council have agreed to have our lovely old building given a scrub up. Surrounded by scaffolding, she has been given a waterblasting and looks one hundred percent better already. All the moss and lichen has gone. The next step is to fill in holes and gaps in the parapets which will help stop leaking when it pours with rain. The scaffolding guys did a great job when putting it up - managing to avoid damaging the garden - much to the relief of the Nelmac gardener. We have a couple of "before" photos and of course some of the scaffolding - looks rather intimidating but hasn't stopped visitors to the museum or Muses Cafe which is good. When it is all done and dusted we will pos

Motueka's War - WWI commemorations

The museum is proud to present our latest exhibition – Motueka’s War, WWI commemorations. We tell the story of how the war affected those living in Motueka and surrounding district – those who went off to fight, those who didn’t return and those left behind to carry on with life as best they could. This part of the exhibition goes up to Gallipoli. It explains what was behind the outbreak of war; which countries were allies and those that were part of the Central Powers; the various roles in the army; Motueka’s response to the war effort, both men who joined up and fund raising. Training the men, carried out mainly in Trentham, then embarkation and the arrival in Egypt. We also have stories a

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