Our Museum

Nau mai, tautī mai! Welcome to the Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum! We are currently temporarily closed but look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum when we re-open in October 2020. Visit our museum at the heart of historic Okains Bay. Enjoy the relaxed environment as you learn about life on Banks Peninsula and Aotearoa New Zealand in former times. Significant taonga Māori and early Pākehā items are among the exciting range of treasures on display in the museum’s diverse complex of heritage buildings.

  • Experience Aotearoa New Zealand history and culture in a unique rural setting
  • Discover our extensive collections housed in a range of replica and relocated heritage buildings
  • View our nationally significant collection of taonga Māori
  • Draw inspiration from the beautiful Okains Bay landscape
  • Enjoy our famous hospitality



Learn about a selection of our permanent exhibitions