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Waitaki Museum & Archive

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Eli B wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia3702 contributions3000 helpful votes
Its classical facade is pretty enough but the cultural wealth within celebrating Maori and Pakeha history is educational and inspiring. Its got exhibits on local writer Janet Frame, architecture and geology. This town has got the goods.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Jan Willem t wrote a review Nov 2019
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1460 contributions250 helpful votes
This Museum collects artefacts and objects that tell the natural, cultural, agricultural and industrial stories of the Waitaki District: from early Maori occupation around the Waitaki River mouth, European settlement by whalers and runholders through to the discovery of gold and the wool and meat industries which led to the development of Oamaru as a significant port town. Apart of those there are from time to time other temporary collections related to varies subjects. Today there are renovation works in the building
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jacquie wrote a review Jul 2019
Dunedin, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
It is a must visit place on your trip - the North Otago Museum with its great displays, very interesting exhibits and very helpful and friendly staff. Be sure to put it on your visiting list when you come to Oamaru.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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jlweich wrote a review Jun 2019
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
When we visited, the main section of the museum was undergoing renovation. However, the Willets' collection is still on display in the archive room, which is accessed from the side of the building. Much of this particular collection isn’t well labeled, so out of context we didn’t quite understand what we were looking at. Thankfully Christine, an archive volunteer, took time to explain the significance of what appeared to be a drawer of rocks. Her passion for geology and the history of the region really came through. We ended up spending at least an hour at the museum and were so glad we had gone.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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jacquiewebby wrote a review May 2019
Oamaru, New Zealand23 contributions
The renovations will enhance an already fantastic showcase of exhibits. The research staff are knowledgable and very helpful. One of the jewels in the crown of Oamaru
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Waitaki Museum & Archive is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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