Karamea Centennial Museum

Sign at front of Karamea Centennial MuseumKaramea 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 is now on Winter hours (on call) until Christmas. It can be opened on request anytime Monday through to Saturday. Please ring the Info centre 7826 652 or call into the Info centre so that a museum staff member can be contacted and a time arranged for entry. Great for a rainy day. Books on History, 1929 Earthquake memoirs, photos, and genealogical information.

Karamea Centennial MuseumKaramea Centennial Museum

Karamea Centennial MuseumKaramea Centennial Museum

Karamea Centennial MuseumKaramea Centennial Museum

Karamea Centennial MuseumKaramea Centennial Museum

 
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