Past Exhibitions

  • Image: Lady Anglers, Glenavy Fishing Camp, c1956, gift of J Donnelly (6620p)

    Explore the unusual story of the introduction of animals to New Zealand.

    Waitaki Museum
    23 September 2023 to 11 February 2024
  • Mr Handy Watt

    One hundred years ago, on the 17th of August 1923, the Waitaki Electric Power Board was established.

    Waitaki Museum & Archive
    3 June 2023 to 17 September 2023
  • Image: display for the Penguin Entertainers Club, Waitaki Museum, 2023.

    Many of New Zealand’s most beloved musicians have started with humble beginnings and gone on to success on the world stage.

    Waitaki Archive
    12 May 2023 to 31 May 2023
  • Image: Empty Vessel, Victoria McIntosh.

    Celebrating 21 years of the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand this exhibition showcases the works of members and local artists who have been inspired by the past.

    Waitaki Museum & Archive
    15 April 2023 to 28 May 2023
  • Image: Snapshot! Exhibition

    Museums are limited in the stories that they can tell by what they have in their collection. Collections grow slowly, often focusing on the distant past. 

    Waitaki Museum & Archive
    11 March 2023 to 9 April 2023
  • Graphic concepts for the Our Land theme in the new museum displays

    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.

    North Otago Museum
    1 August 2019 to 1 March 2020
  • Fluming in Glen Street, 1917. Photograph. Waitaki District Archive 349.

    The early story of electricity supply in Oamaru is a small commemorative display marking 100 years of the Waitaki electricity scheme.

    North Otago Museum
    12 November 2018 to 30 July 2019
  • Our temporary gallery is open and features The Willetts Collection.

    North Otago Museum
    3 May 2016 to 1 May 2019
  • Image: WWI Victory Medal (detail), Collection of the North Otago Museum 85/129

    Armistice Day. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

    North Otago Museum
    12 November 2018 to 17 February 2019
  • Baby garment display at the Opera House

    A selection of baby's garment from the collection of the North Otago Museum is currently on display at the Oamaru Opera House.

    13 August 2018
  • Movable Type

    The North Otago Museum has a small collection of printers and printing-related objects from the era of movable type.

    North Otago Museum
    19 September 2015 to 31 December 2016
  • Donald Forrester Brown Victoria Cross Medal

    Donald Forrester Brown Victoria Cross Medal – on display at the North Otago Museum this ANZAC weekend.

    23 April 2016 to 24 April 2016
  • Museum Of Ordinary Things: Washing Day

    We are sorting out our washing collection and have put most of it on display in our temporary gallery.

    North Otago Museum
    4 June 2015 to 11 September 2015
  • William Lyle Mitchell World War One soldier portrait in uniform

    Opening in November. Discover how World War One changed life for people in the Waitaki. The exhibition will be part of the upcoming ww100 centennial commemorations.

    North Otago Museum
    14 November 2014 to 27 April 2015
  • A christening gown worn by three men who served in the First World War is the feature of a new textile display at the North Otago Museum.

    North Otago Museum
    6 August 2014 to 22 October 2014
  • Explore the stories of the Pukeuri freezing works. Visit an engaging temporary exhibition developed collaboratively by the Alliance Pukeuri Plant and North Otago Museum.

    North Otago Museum
    1 March 2014 to 3 August 2014