Otaki Museum

The Maungapouri bridge at Otaki beach, c1935
The Maungapouri bridge at Otaki beach, c1935

The twin exhibitions Otaki Remembers World War I (focusing on Gallipoli during the last few months) and the Turkish Embassy’s Çanakkale – road to peace out of war have been very well received.

Visitors appreciated the images from both Turkish and Anzac trenches, and gained an understanding of the suffering experienced by all. The museum will be closed for a few weeks for minor renovations to the exhibition space and will re-open in mid-late July with an exhibition about Kapiti Island. We know this will be of great interest and look forward to seeing visitors on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm at 49 Main Street, Otaki.


Would you like to be a volunteer at the Otaki Museum? Can you spare an occasional two hours to sit at our desk and welcome visitors? No specialist knowledge needed, just an interest in people. We have an excellent team – come and join us. Call in during open hours, or leave a message on our phone 364 6886.