Waitaki Museum & Archive

Welcome to the Waitaki Museum & ​Archive/ Te Whare Taoka o Waitaki. Our museum reflects the natural and social history of the Waitaki District.

Situated in the 1882 historic Athenaeum Building. The Museum is currently being refitted. The Waitaki District Archive is used by genealogists and historians from throughout New Zealand and houses documents and photos from the Waitaki region.

More of our collection can be accessed at https://collection.culturewaitaki.org.nz/explore

Contact Details

Private Bag 50058, Oamaru

64 3 4330852



Visitor Information

60 Thames Street, Oamaru

Currently closed

Free admission


Wheelchair access

Reference library

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