Welcome to the North Otago Museum

Janet Frame's typewriter at the North Otago Museum

Visit our permanent display dedicated to the life of one of New Zealand’s most famous writers, Janet Frame. Janet Frame spent much of her childhood in Oamaru. Her writing captures many local sites and personalities. The Museum display includes items with personal connections to Janet Frame.

Stewart Willett's with Waitaha taoka

Visit the permanent display of the Willett’s collection of Waitaha taoka. Ponder the unanswered question - Why did the Waitaha people leave their vast and valuable collection of tools behind?