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South Otago Museum


03 418 2382

Hours Open

  • Weekdays: 10am–4pm
  • Closed on Public Holidays


  • Carpark
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Toilets
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Gift Shop

Suitable for Ages

  • Families

Just beyond the Balclutha Bridge this museum has extensive collections on display of domestic and industrial heritage reflecting 150 years of pioneer endeavour on the fertile plains and river deltas of South Otago.

The artefacts housed in the museums machinery room illustrate industries on the lower Clutha River and the coastline as far the Nugget Point Lighthouse, the horizon of the Catlins.

The stories throughout our corridors and rooms are all centred around our digital archive of photographs, movies and sounds. Unique collections of note include the Pottery heritage of Benhar and the unique coastal fishing history of Kaka Point.

Research facilities are also available.

Open Monday to Friday 10:00 - 4:00pm

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