Summer Season 2016



Jubilee Museum

Come and see the walk-through display of time-line panels depicting the history of life in the Maniototo.

These were completed in 2013 and have been much admired by many visitors. Do come and check them out for yourself.

The Jubilee Museum is open from 10.30am - 4pm every day.

Peek through to the Watchmaker's Shop

Wander through the Transport Hall and admire vehicles from days gone by

Marvel at the old Printing Office with its fully operational restored historic printing press



Early Settlers Museum

The Early Settlers Museum is now closed for the winter months following a very busy and successful summer season. It will re-open on the 6th December, 2016 and remain open with restricted hours, until the end of April 2017. Step back in time at the Early Settlers Museum! This museum focuses on the people who made their homes in this unique corner of Central Otago - the early run-holders, gold miners and pioneer families.

  • Linger in the new Portrait Gallery

  • See the replica of ‘Gilchrist’s Store’

  • Wonder at the many old artifacts of yesteryear

  • Experience the newly refurbished Military Room with its Maniototo Roll of Honour and war memories

  • Enjoy the vast array of historic photographs

  • Family history research can be undertaken on your behalf.  Please request a research form


                Free Entry

We are happy to show visitors through the museum outside of our opening hours but there will be a minimum call-out fee of $10 per group.


Call 444 9191- 0274 767876 to arrange a time.