October 15, 2017

 The builders have been busy and the steel bracing is now in place to ensure our building is as solid as it can be. They did discover that the foundations were actually in good condition despite the age of the building (1913) so that was good to know. The building work...

August 24, 2017


If you have an interest in the telling (or hearing) the stories about the history of our town Motueka.

If you want to be involved with keeping our wonderful Museum alive and vibrant for our community, young and old.

If you are proud of...

July 24, 2017

The Motueka District Museum is now closed until December 2017 as seismic strengthening work is due to start on our old (1913) ex-school building. This is a major job for the museum as all the artefacts need to be protected and stored correctly to ensure they do not get...

June 30, 2017

There will be a closing ceremony (by invitation) this afternoon (30th June 2017) to mark the end of the exhibition Mai I Hawaiki Te Ahi Ka Roa – From our Ancestral Homelands to Our Home Fires of Today.

It has been a wonderful exhibition which has drawn in visitors from...

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...

May 9, 2017

We are delighted to announce that our current exhibition: Mai I Hawaiiki Te Ahi Ka Roa has been nominated and is a finalist in the NZ Museum Awards. It is in the category Exhibition Excellence – Taonga Maori.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.

You ca...

May 9, 2017

The Museum has now returned to its winter opening hours as follows:

Tuesday to Friday 10am – 3pm

Sunday 10am – 2pm

We look forward to welcoming you inside.

October 31, 2016

We are excited to welcome you to our new exhibition opening at Motueka District Museum on Sunday 4th December 2016.

October 4, 2016

Fingers crossed for the weather on Sunday 9th – the forecast is optimistic at the moment!

October 3, 2016

The Sprig and Fern Charity Quiz night is a popular weekly event in Motueka. For the next two weeks funds raised will go to the Motueka District Museum Trust.

Get a team together and come along. There will be a special section to test your local history knowledge.


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