Spring Holiday Programme

Monday to Friday 3 October - 7 October, 11am to 3pm

Drop in activities at the wonderlab: Te Kaihinaki: Moeraki Boulders

Forrester Gallery
3 October 2016 - 11:00am to 7 October 2016 - 3:00pm

"Gorgeous little museum" - Grace & Chris (Museum visitor book)

Artwork by Sally Lory - Waitaki Girls High School

Annual School Art Exhibition. Every year since 1984 the Forrester Gallery has hosted this annual exhibition of artworks created by children of the Waitaki District.

Forrester Gallery
10 September 2016 to 9 October 2016

"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)

Book

Our enthusiastic Book Chat group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 2:15pm at Oamaru Library.

Come along to discuss your latest reads and get a sneak peek at our brand new books!

Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways
Photographs by Derek Smith and Maclean Barker
Saturday 17 September – Sunday 13 November, 2016

Forrester Gallery
17 September 2016 to 13 November 2016

The South Island’s own international children’s performer Craig Smith – aka “Wonky Donkey Man” – will perform in his only Oamaru show for 2016 this coming school holidays.

Oamaru Opera House
6 October 2016 - 11:30am

"There are many moments in the day when I wish time could stand still and I could take the girls out of school and just hang out, with daily visits to the library"
Jan (email comment)

​In 2019 a new cultural facility will open its doors to the community and visitors to our district. To create the new facility, we plan to redevelop the current Forrester Gallery. 

"Nice to pop in from time to time & see the ever changing displays" - Rachael (Museum visitor book)

Bookchat

Do you love reading and finding new books to dig into?

Come along to the BookChat group at Palmerston Library! We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm.

Wriggle and Rhyme

Wriggle & Rhyme is an active movement programme for 0-2 year olds and caregivers.

"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)

Want to improve your child's reading confidence and help them enjoy reading? Why not try reading to Ace, the Golden Lab?

"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)

The South Island’s own international children’s performer Craig Smith – aka “Wonky Donkey Man” – will perform in his only Oamaru show for 2016 this coming school holidays.

Oamaru Opera House
6 October 2016 - 9:30am

We have moved some of our most exciting collection items from our permanent gallery space (now closed) to our temporary gallery.

North Otago Museum
3 May 2016 to 31 December 2016