Kapiti Coast Museum

The Museum is located in the old Waikanae Post Office building of 1907, a Category 2 Heritage Places Trust building. Local history takes centre stage with a display of the last inter tribal battle on the Kapiti Coast, portraits, telecommunications, whaling items. Interactive displays include a switchboard, a harmonium, typewriters, a tiny schoolroom with slates and a morse key. A fully equipped replica 1930's kitchen complements the collection.

Current Exhibition : Octavius Hadfield, the missionary.

An upcoming exhibition is the history of the postal services on the Kapiti Coast.

The Kapiti Coast Museum is a member of the Discover Kapiti Heritage Group, an active group of the seven museums of the Kapiti Coast District.

Contact Details

9 Elizabeth Street, Waikanae

04 9056313



Visitor Information

9 Elizabeth St, Waikanae

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 4pm



Wheelchair access


Guided tour

Membership club


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