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Your contact at Otautau Museum: Jen Ryder - Collection Manager

Address: The Otautau Courthouse
146 Main Street
Otautau
Southland

Postal address: Otautau Museum
c/o 30 Marson Rd
Drummond
3RD Otautau 9683
New Zealand

Directions: The museum is approximately 47 km west of Invercargill.

From Invercargill, go to SH 6, and continue as Dee Street runs into North Road.

Turn left on SH 99 (Wallacetown-Lorneville Hwy).

Turn right onto Gropers Bush-Thornbury Road.

Bear right onto Riverton-Otautau Road.

This leads through Fairfax and then into Main Street, Otautau.

The museum resides in a brick building with white trim called the Courthouse, and is on the right hand side of the road.

Website: http://otautaumuseum.blogspot.com

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Otautau Museum
 

Kia ora and welcome to the Otautau Museum webpage. We are closed for the winter and will re-open Oct 2015. Visitors can request that the museum be open by contacting us. We hope you find what you're looking for on this webpage but if you don't, please email us otautau _ museum at yahoo dot co dot nz or visit our blog http://www.otautaumuseum.blogspot.com and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OtautauMuseum

CURRENT DISPLAYS
Memories of Service: Otautau RSA Memorabilia - until TBC

We are closed until Oct 2015 but can be opened by request for individual or group visits. We are wheelchair accessible. There is no entry fee, but we appreciate donations.

WHO WE ARE
The Otautau Museum holds photographs, archives and objects of historical interest for the Otautau District. Exhibitions are ongoing throughout the year. The museum also provides some assistance with family history research.

OUR SUPPORTERS
Many thanks to our local community who have provided great support over the years with contributions of money and donations to our collections.

We have also received support from the Lotteries - Environment and Heritage Fund, the Southland District Council Amenities Fund, the Community Trust of Southland, Southern Victorian Trust, and the Southland Regional Heritage Committee.

BE A FRIEND
You can be a Friend of the Museum by pledging $10 a year. This donation will help pay our operating costs and give us the means to provide better displays. In return, you will receive our Annual Report. Just contact us at the number or email provided.

BE A VOLUNTEER
We are an all-volunteer run museum and need people to help with creating displays, cataloging, fundraising, family history research, producing events, blogging etc. You name it - we probably need it!

Hours: Closed for the winter but can be opened by request.

Amenities: parking, toilet, wheelchair access (ramp and wide front door).

"Excellent old photos." -- Liz (Nightcaps)

"Wonderful collection." -- Shona (Invercargill)

"Rare and precious history. Well done." -- Lynette & Steven (Wellington)

"Enjoyed the history. Great photos." -- Carol & Frank (Auckland)

"Enjoyed reminiscing." -- Bill (Christchurch)

"Great to see local history. Keep up the good work." -- Nigel (Sydney, Australia)

"Wonderful hospitality. Thank you." -- Lyndall & Peter (Tai Tapu)

All content on this page copyright Otautau Museum 2013.

These are the businesses and places of interest that Otautau Museum supports or are happy to affiliate themselves with (shown with blue markers):

- Yesteryears Museum and Cafe (center the map)
- Te Hikoi Southern Journey (center the map)
- The Western Star (center the map)
- Thornbury Vintage Tractor Museum (center the map)
- Otautau Cafe (center the map)
- Western Districts Country & Variety Music Club (center the map)
- Holt Park Campground (center the map)
- Pourakino Picnic Area (center the map)
- Otautau Vets Limited (center the map)
- Otautau School (center the map)
- Booth Ag Ltd (center the map)
- Hump Ridge Jet-Wairaurahiri Adventures (center the map)
- Otautau Senior Citizens (center the map)
- Otautau Patchwork And Craft Group (center the map)
- Aparima Playgroup (center the map)
- Otautau Community Development Co-ordinator Worker - Zola Ayson (center the map)
- Otautau Joinery (2005) Ltd - Showroom (center the map)
- Otautau Toy Cupboard (center the map)
- André Bekhuis Construction Ltd (center the map)
- Otautau Joinery (2005) Ltd - Factory (center the map)
- Western Southland Floral Art Club (center the map)
- Central Garage (Otautau) Ltd (center the map)
- Tours at Clifden Bridge (center the map)
- Sinclair Miners Cottage (center the map)
- Templeton Flaxmill Museum (center the map)

 

 

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