Votes for women : The Southern Story

Culture Waitaki celebrates 125 years of women’s suffrage. A world first for NZ women.

9 September 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

An exhibition featuring recent acquisitions to the cultural collections of the Gallery, Museum and Archive.

Forrester Gallery
28 July 2018 to 16 September 2018
Conservation Week

Interested in the South Canterbury long-tailed bats?

Oamaru Library
7 September 2018 - 6:00pm
Life and Limb : Oamaru Life Drawing Group

An exhibition of Life Drawing in the Community Gallery.

Forrester Gallery
4 August 2018 to 30 September 2018
Puzzle Club

Love to do jigsaw puzzles and want to meet others?

Come to the Community Space at the Oamaru Library, keep warm this winter and indulge your passion in puzzling.

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

Mad about Lego? Join the Lego Club at Oamaru Library!
Ages 7 and up. Limited places available.

Bombs Away | Michele Beaufoy

Local artist Michele Beaufoy explores the notion of harmony through balancing polarities (opposites). In this exhibition she looks at war/man versus nature.

Forrester Gallery
28 July 2018 to 16 September 2018

"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)

Sprocket & Gear : Elements of Steampunk

The wonderlab presents Sprocket & Gear: Elements of Steampunk

Forrester Gallery
17 March 2018 to 9 September 2018

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.

Perry Family donation, Waitaki District Archive 2017-206

The Perry family have had a long and remarkable association with North Otago.

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

Waitaki Writers Group Poetry Jam

Excited about New Zealand Poetry?

The Waitaki Writers Group are holding a poetry jam for New Zealand Poetry Week

Join us in a flamboyant display of local poetry

Oamaru Library
24 August 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Port to Plains

Want to know more about the history of the Lyttelton Railway Tunnel?

Historian David Welch will present his new book.

Oamaru Library
12 September 2018 - 6:00pm
Our Built Heritage

A multi-faceted exhibition about place and the heritage buildings of Oamaru. View artworks and architectural drawings from our collection.

Forrester Gallery
17 March 2018 to 30 November 2018

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

Our temporary gallery is open and features The Willetts’ Collection.

North Otago Museum
3 May 2016 to 31 October 2018
Wriggle and Rhyme

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

It runs Fridays during term times from 10:30-11:00am at The Oamaru Opera House.