Gore Historical Museum

Opened in 1999, the Museum is housed in the Hokonui Heritage Centre along with the Hokonui Moonshine Museum and the Gore Information Centre. Focussing on the history of Eastern Southland and the Mataura River Valley, attractive displays include early costume and textiles, Victoriana, gold recovery, farming relics and domestic and medical memorabilia, providing an enjoyable visitor experience for all ages.

The Research Centre attached to the Museum houses a significant collection of historical books, photographs and newspapers pertaining to local history. In addition, the Gore Genealogists collection of national and international family history records are available for use by researchers for a small fee.

Contact Details

P O Box 305, Gore

64-3-208 7032


Visitor Information

Corner Norfolk St and Hokonui Drive, Gore

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat-Sun 9am-3pm



Wheelchair access

Reference library



Guided tour

Public programmes


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