August 5, 2019

                           MOTUEKA DISTRICT MUSEUM

                                                   with the assistance of...

July 25, 2018

It has been wonderful having the exhibition about Appo Hocton at Motueka Museum. Appo was the first Chinese immigrant to New Zealand and settled locally in Dovedale.

We are very grateful to Nelson Provincial Museum for the loan of this exhibition.

This exhibition has n...

June 25, 2018

Last week was National Volunteer Week a good opportunity to celebrate the varied and essential work volunteers carry out all over New Zealand. 

At Motueka Museum we depend on our volunteers in order to be open to the public. We have a dedicated, enthusiastic and wo...

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...

January 22, 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Museum has reopened today after being shut since July 2017 for seismic strengthening work. 

The Motueka Camera Club have a great exhibition of photographs by local people and  there is a display of old photographic equipment to comp...

January 15, 2018

We are delighted to be able to reopen the Museum following seismic strengthening work. It has been a time of upheavel with everything having to be packed up and stored away to keep it safe and then reinstalled once the building work was complete.

Most artefacts are now...

October 26, 2017

Saturday 28th October 2017  10 am - 4 pm

Community Recreation Expo

Hosted by Motueka Recreation Centre

40 Old Wharf Road, Port Motueka, New Zealand 7120

Motueka District Museum will be at the Community Recreation Expo on Saturday 28th. Please come along and see us. You can...

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...

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...

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...

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