We have a wonderful collection of photographs of local identities, businesses, events and scenery. Some of our photographs are on display in the museum, and we also have an extensive archive available for viewing on request. We are currently digitising our collection, which means in time it will be accessible online.
We close for Christmas and Boxing day and New Years Day , but will otherwise be open as normal.
The Opotiki Museum is a three storied building situated in the main street of Opotiki.
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 barbers shop complete the ground floor.
Early pioneer photographs and an exhibition focused on the importance of shipping in early Opotiki occupy the mezzanine floor, while 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).