Huia Settlers Museum

The Huia Settlers Museum is nestled between the forest of the Waitakere Ranges and the Manukau Harbour, in a lovely rural, seaside setting. It records the lives of the settlers in the area.

Shantytown’s new sawmill experience

Sawmilling was a major industry on the West Coast, particularly from the 1890s to the 1930s. Shantytown’sworking sawmill used to tell the industry’s story but changing technology and economics meant that by 2005 it was no longer viable to continue operating the mill. The mill closed and planning began for a new interactive experience.

Early Communication, Oxford Museum

Oxford’s first telephone exchange was sited at the Railway Station. The railway system has long since gone. It was manned by operators (no automatic exchanges then, as we know today). The callers connected by the operator to the line they wanted.

South Otago Museum

The heritage of the lower Clutha is a tapestry of stories relating to the ability to negotiate and utilise the Clutha (Matau-Au) River. These Historical fundamentals are reflected in the archives and artefacts housed in the South Otago Museum.