What's on at Culture Waitaki


Want to improve your child's reading confidence and help them enjoy reading? Why not try reading to Ace, the Golden Lab?


Our enthusiastic Book Chat group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 2:15pm at Oamaru Library.

Come along to discuss your latest reads and get a sneak peek at our brand new books!


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.

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

Toddler Time

Stories and music for preschoolers and parents/caregivers. Come along to our fun, free sessions at Oamaru Library, every Thursday from 10:45-11:15am.

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.

Kids Book Club

Love reading and finding new books to dig into?

Children aged 7-10 have the opportunity to increase their confidence in reading aloud to a dog who loves stories called Willow.


  • Neither Here Nor There: Eion Shanks

    Eion says about his work: I am Artist & Other. Since 2016 I have again, for the fourth time, ensconced myself in Oamaru. Painting is my way of both obscuring and giving back my ‘take’ on the world. I have done this steadily from the time I could hold a crayon.

    Forrester Gallery
    10 March 2018 to 15 April 2018
  • Sprocket & Gear: Elements of Steampunk

    The wonderlab presents Sprocket & Gear: Elements of Steampunk

    Forrester Gallery
    17 March 2018 to 4 June 2018
  • The Print Laboratory welcomes: The News Network (TNN) #2

    In this exhibition Print artists from Australia and New Zealand explore current debate in modern news media about global events and conflicts and how these might be re-presented in contemporary fine art.

    Forrester Gallery
    21 April 2018 to 4 June 2018
  • 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