Find out about the invention of mug shots and the history of their use in New Zealand through our interactive exhibition.
Wriggle & Rhyme is an active movement programme for 0-2 year olds and caregivers.
The magnificent Craig's fountain occupies a focal point near the main entrance to the Oamaru Public Gardens.
Behind the scenes at the museum I am still working on researching our collections.
This exhibition features selected new works by Kakanui basedartist Peter Cleverley. Cleverley is a nationally respected and represented artist.
"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)
Mad about Lego? Join the Lego Club at Oamaru Library!
Ages 7 and up. Limited places available.
We have moved some of our most exciting collection items from our permanent gallery space (now closed) to our temporary gallery.
"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)
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.
"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)
Every wondered what the staff at the Oamaru Library are reading? Check out the list below to find out!
"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)
Moa were large flightless birds that lived in New Zealand until the 1500s. In this interactive exhibition we will answer some FAQs and discover more about the moa story in the Waitaki.
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.