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August 5, 2019

                           MOTUEKA DISTRICT MUSEUM

                                                   with the assistance of...

March 26, 2018

It has been fantastic to reopen the Museum with an exhibition of wonderful photographs from the Camera Club. The exhibition has been very popular with locals and visitors but time is running out to see it.

Three more days until Thursday 29th March 2018 to come into the...

June 23, 2017

Mai I Hawaiki Te Ahi Ka Roa – From Our Ancestral Homelands to Our Home Fires of Today.

This is a fabulous exhibition telling an important and fascinating local story.

The exhibition closes on Friday 30th June 2017.

The museum is open Sun 10 – 2 and Tue – Fri 10 – 3.

Come i...

September 29, 2015

Grandma’s kitchen – what memories does that evoke? Warmth, aromas, baking, happy times?

Well our new exhibition is all about Grandma’s kitchen, with artefacts mainly from the 1940s and 50s, plus some either side of those decades.

There is bound to be something for everyo...

August 31, 2015

We reopen tomorrow after four weeks of catch ups and  open with the new exhibition "Gallipoli, in search of a family story" by Pat White.
It is the story of his great-uncle Jack Dunn, the only New Zealand soldier (at Gallipoli) to be court-martialled and sentenced to d...

October 14, 2014

Our tribute to those in our district who served in WWI and those left behind continues.

Here are some more photographs of precious items that have been lent to the museum for this exhibition.

We thank the families for their generosity.

 The diary that saved a life

September 3, 2014

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...

May 14, 2014

Harden's Fire extinguisher

This is the final in our trilogy of exhibitions highlighting the varied collections of three well known locals. It is now the turn of Laurie Canton, whose collection is wide and varied. Many of the artefacts are well over one hundred years old...

March 24, 2014

This is the second in our trilogy of "Treasures of our community"

Laura wearing her MBE medal

Over the next two months we are concentrating on Laura May Cook Ingram, MBE JP.


Laura, better known as Dede- a name given to her by her brother and stuck with her throughout her...

December 7, 2013

This summer, instead of just one exhibition we are putting on three all with the same theme.


Treasures of our community showcases the lives of three local identities through their collections.


The first in our trilogy is Fergus Holyoake, a local historian and collector...

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