The Opotiki Museum is a three storied building situated in the main street of Opotiki.

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On the ground floor there is an extensive collection of implements and vehicles. Displays highlighting saddlery, printing, candle-making, shearing, engineering, the dairy industry and a barber's shop complete the ground floor.

Early pioneer photographs and an exhibition focused on the importance of shipping in early Opotiki occupy the mezzanine floor.

Twelve heritage rooms trace history from the arrival of pioneers to the 1930s on the Elvira Sundell third floor, along with the Whakatohea Research and Archives Taonga (treasures of the past).

The Opotiki Museum is now known as the Opotiki Heritage and Agricultural Society. With themed rooms of yesteryear, it is indeed a trip down memory lane for older visitors and a real eye opener for young people.


At a Glance

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Adults $10
Children $5
Family $25