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Making a Donation

Ngā mihi nui!  Thank you for considering donating to the Okains Bay Museum. As an independent museum and registered charity, our museum receives no regular funding.

The museum’s continued operation is reliant on the generosity of our supporters and funders. We welcome all donations to support our activities.

Donate Online

You can make your donation using the secure payment facility on our Givealittle page. Givealittle provides a supportive platform to allow donors to tailor their donating.

> Donate via Givealittle


Make a Donation using Internet Banking

Here are the details you need if you’d like to set up a direct debit or make a one-off donation using internet banking.

  • Bank: Bank of New Zealand
  • Account name: Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum
  • Branch: Akaroa
  • Account number: 02 0832 0047258 00

To help us identify your donation, please include your name and the word ‘donation in the reference fields.

Donate in Memory

A gift to the Okains Bay Museum is a thoughtful and meaningful way to honour someone special in your life while supporting the museum’s vital work. If you would like to make a gift in memory of a loved one, please email or phone 03 304 8611

Leave a Bequest

Remembering the Okains Bay Museum, by leaving a gift in your Will, is a generous way to contribute to the future of the museum. Contact the Museum to discuss making a bequest.

Donate to the Museum’s Collection

Please note that gifts for the museum’s collections are subject to review and approval of the Museum Manager to ensure they are aligned with our Collection Policy. Please contact the museum if you are interested in donating items to the collections.

For receipt purposes please email us your email and postal address details to 

 Okains Bay Māori & Colonial Museum is a registered charitable trust, registration number CC21427.