Welcome to the North Otago Museum

Stewart Willetts' with Waitaki taoka

One of the outstanding collections of the North Otago Museum. This collection is on display to the public. It is also the focus of an important research project being spearheaded by Professor Richard Walter, Head of Archaeology and Anthropology at Otago University.

Our temporary gallery is open and features The Willetts’ Collection. This collection is one of the pre-eminent collections of first settlement pre-european Maori artefacts in New Zealand.