The Kapiti Coast Museum is a local museum whose displays and collections focus on the natural, social and cultural heritage of the Kapiti region. We also have a collection of radios, telephones and historical telecommunication equipment.

The Museum is housed in the original 1907 Waikanae Post Office building recognised by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (Category 2).


The Kapiti Coast Museum will be CLOSED on Friday 2nd September due to renovation and storage improvement works underway. For the remaining weekends in September the Museum is reverting to pre-pandemic opening times of 1:00 – 4:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

PLEASE NOTE: Groups should socially distance from other Museum visitors and those visitors not officially exempted are required to wear a suitable mask during their visit in line with Government requirements. Thank you for your co-operation.