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.

Summer Hours: We are open Monday through Saturday 1-4 p.m. Closed Sunday. Entry fee payable by cash or Smartphone app. The Karamea Information Centre can be contacted for more details. Ph 782 6652.

Over the winter, the Museum is open by request Monday — Saturday.  Please stop by the Information Centre (03 782 6652) to arrange for opening.

A gem waiting to be explored: photos, information, stories and displays of how different things were not so long ago.

The Karamea Centennial Museum is administered by the Karamea Historical Society Incorporated and staffed by local volunteers.

Karamea centennial Museum