Discover the stories of 19th century business women in Oamaru and beyond. Come along to the talk and go in the draw to win a free book.
Soulful singer-songwriter Louis Baker is undoubtedly one of the most compelling voices to emerge from New Zealand’s fertile musical landscape in recent years.
"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)
Our enthusiastic Book Chat group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 2:15pm at Oamaru Library.
Come along to discuss your latest reads and get a sneak peek at our brand new books!
Poet and novelist, Emma Neale, will discuss the works of Janet Frame from her early development to becoming an acclaimed writer.
"There are many moments in the day when I wish time could stand still and I could take the girls out of school and just hang out, with daily visits to the library"
Jan (email comment)
Stories and music for preschoolers and parents/caregivers. Come along to our fun, free sessions at Oamaru Library, every Thursday from 10:45-11:15am.
"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)
You might have noticed all the building work happening around the Museum. Most of this work is readying the main display space for our new displays.
The Burns Memorial Art Exhibition is always a wonderful showcase of children’s art that reflects our community and environment.
Dress historian, Dr Jane Malthus will guide us through dress reform in the late 19th Century for Oamaru Heritage Week
Musical Theatre Oamaru presents the Wheely Wheely Gwate Concert as part of Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations! They hope you’ll enjoy their light-hearted take on this year’s Heritage theme.
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"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)