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South Otago Museum

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Just beyond the Balclutha Bridge this museum has extensive collections on display of domestic and industrial heritage reflecting 150 years of pioneer endeavor on the fertile plains and river deltas of South Otago.

The artefacts housed in the museums machinery room illustrate industries on the lower Clutha River and the coastline as far the Nugget Point Lighthouse, the horizon of the Catlins.

The stories throughout our corridors and rooms are all centered around our digital archive of photographs, movies and sounds.
Unique collections of note include the Pottery heritage of Benhar and the unique coastal fishing history of Kaka Point.

Collection Type
Historic Site, History, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address icon1 Renfrew St, Balclutha 9230
Telephone number icon64 3 418 2382
Email address iconsouthotagomuseum@xtra.co.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address icon1 Renfrew St, Balclutha 9230, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconOpen Monday to Friday 10:00 - 4:00pm
Charges iconAdmission is free. Your Donations are welcome.

Wheelchair accessReference LibraryParkingShopGuided Tour
Research Facilities available