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The museum is housed in the old Naseby Borough Council offices, built in 1878. The collection is one of the most significant in the Central Otago region. It tells the stories of the early settlers of the Maniototo thro...

The social history of this farming community is illustrated through an eclectic collection and the recreation of scenes from the past. One of our most interesting objects is a unique submarine named Platypus, designed...

Motoring memorabilia, ephemera, manuals, photographs, technology, history.

One of the largest private collections in the southern hemisphere with 4 buildings housing over 650 vehicles, 15 Aircraft, 60,000 toys and miscellaneous items. Showing nearly a 100 years of transport history, and toys o...

SORRY - THE AQUARIUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION. HOWEVER THE NZ MARINE STUDIES CENTRE AT PORTOBELLO IS STILL OPEN FOR EDUCATION PROGRAMMES – SEE WWW.MARINE.AC.NZ FOR DETAILS. From seaweed and shellfish...

Situated in the 1882 historic Athenaeum building, the museum has nationally significant collections; The Willetts Collection of taonga tuku iho o Waitaha and the Temuka Pottery Collection. The Waitaki District Archive i...

Established in 1961, this railway museum is New Zealand's oldest preservation railway, winning awards from the National Federation of Rail Societies in 6 consective years for best restoration of rollingstock and locomoti...

In early 1985, a group of local residents decided to save a portion of the original Cromwell before it was inundated by the new hydro electricity storage unit of Lake Dunstan. Seven of the buildings were moved and have b...

A ‘must visit’ for lovers of arts and culture; Olveston offers a unique glimpse into the extraordinary lives of one of Dunedin's most prominent Edwardian families. Olveston was the home of businessman, collector and p...

Ophir, formerly known as Blacks No 1 or Blackton, was a thriving gold mining town established in the 1860s. In 1875 the settlement, complete with stores, hotels, banks, churches, hospital, police station and school, w...

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