Karamea Centennial Museum
The Karamea Centennial Museum was opened in 1974 in time for
the celebration of Karamea’s settlement 100 years earlier, in 1874.
This rural museum holds an absorbing collection of photographs and exhibits on sawmilling, dairying, gold mining, flax milling and shipping. We have easily accessible district and school archival material and family histories. There’s an intriguing array of local memorabilia and artefacts which represent the decades over these last 140 years since the early settlers from Britain arrived here in Karamea on 26 November 1874. The museum is administered by the Karamea Historical Society Incorporated and staffed by local volunteers.
We endeavour to open on demand. Contact can be made through the Karamea Information Centre 782-6652. We’ll be opening for the Summer, starting around Christmas. Located on Waverley St. near the school (see map in the Karamea Directory.)
The museum will be open from the 29th of December.
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Closed on Sunday.
Six days a week opened on demand - Ring Information centre 03 782-6652.
Please bring along friends and family and enjoy!