Strangers on the Shore

Marine Biologist Sally Carson has joined forces with naturalist and Photographer Rod Morris, to talk about fascinating intertidal creatures featured in their new book.

Oamaru Library
19 March 2018 - 6:00pm
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.

Trial of Wolseley's Shearing Machine at Robert Campbell's, Otekaieke. 1887. Waitaki District Archive 3307P

Behind the scenes at the museum I am still working on researching our collections.

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

2015/330.237 Contract for the design and erection of Craig's Fountain, Oamaru Gardens

The magnificent Craig's fountain occupies a focal point near the main entrance to the Oamaru Public Gardens.

"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.

North Otago Museum
3 May 2016 to 31 October 2018

The Oamaru Performing Arts Society (Inc) presents their 80th annual festival.

Oamaru Opera House
18 May 2018 - 9:00am to 20 May 2018 - 4:00pm

​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)

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


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.