CHB Museum

In 1986 the Historic Bank of New Zealand Building was gifted to the people of Central Hawkes Bay to house a museum. This area is rich in history, Waipawa being one of the oldest inland towns in New Zealand.

Take a step into the everyday life of early settlers. The varied collections are displayed in an authentic way so visitors can imagine what life used to be like.

The museum houses a comprehensive collection of photographs and much to interest the genealogist.

An extensive collection of local and national treasures ranges from History, Military, Taonga Maori and Technology.

Contact Details

23 High St. Waipawa 4210 Hawkes Bay

06 8577288

Jana Uhlirova - Curator/Manager

Visitor Information

23 High St. Waipawa 4210 Hawkes Bay

Open 7 days 10am - 4pm

Adult $8 CHB Resident $5 Children(5-12years) $2


Guided tour

Membership club


Public programmes

Reference library


Wheelchair access

-39.94406 176.58728 16 CHB Museum