Mike O'Kane : Just Playing

Mike O'Kane takes an ironic and reflective look at war toys; he locates scale models of war materiel into Photoshopped worlds where nobody gets hurt and nothing gets broken.

Forrester Gallery
6 October 2018 to 9 December 2018
The Invading Sea

Coastal hazards and climate change in New Zealand.

Oamaru Library
30 October 2018 - 6:00pm

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

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

North Otago Museum
3 May 2016 to 31 October 2018
Genealogy Help

Interested to know more about your family? Join others and learn from the experts.

Learn how to record family information.

Need help researching your ancestors?

Winners Burns Memorial Art Exhibition 2018

The Burns Memorial Art Exhibition is always a wonderful showcase of children’s art that reflects our community and environment.

22 September 2018 to 22 October 2018
Decadia Lunchtime Concert

Decadia are Victoria van der Spek and Helen Beckingsale (violins), Mary Haig (viola) and Helen McCulloch (cello).

Oamaru Library
26 October 2018 - 12:00pm

"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)

Epitaph biography

Epitaph is a series of biographical sketches produced by the North Otago Museum and Archive to commemorate local identities.

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.

New Perspectives on Landscape

Hannah Joynt, Miranda Joseph, Robyn Bardas, Fiona Van Oyen and Sue Pearce are all graduates of the Dunedin School of Art, Master of Fine Arts Programme.

Forrester Gallery
27 October 2018 to 2 December 2018
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.

Artist's Talk - New Perspectives on Landscape

Hannah Joynt, Miranda Joseph, Robyn Bardas, Fiona Van Oyen and Sue Pearce are all graduates of the Dunedin School of Art, Master of Fine Arts Programme.

Forrester Gallery
30 October 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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

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

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.

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

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