Arts and Culture

Maniototo Early Settlers Museum & Jubilee Museum

These museums highlight the early history of the numerous small settlements which make up the Maniototo region. 

In the Early Settlers Museum there is a strong focus on the people who made their homes in this spectacular and unique corner of Central Otago - the early run-holders, gold miners and pioneer families. There are fascinating displays of old photographs, items and trinkets of sporting, social, business and domestic interest, wartime memorabilia and nostalgia to suit all tastes. 

Using a variety of original records and documentation, family history research may be carried out on your behalf.

The Museum is open from Labour Weekend until the end of April from 10.30am - 3pm, Tuesday through Sunday or otherwise by arrangement.

The Jubilee Museum, just across the road, has static displays, information panels and a fine selection of vintage vehicles and machinery. Entry to this facility is through a turnstile, by means of a token, available from the neighboring General Store or the Early Settlers Museum.

Address: 3 Earne Street , Naseby, Central Otago