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 OPEN during Covid Alert Level 2 on the following 2021 dates: Sunday 10 October; Saturday 16 October; Sunday 17 October; Saturday 23 October; Sunday 24 October; Saturday 30 October and Sunday 31 October. We look forward to seeing you again.

PLEASE NOTE: Visitors should scan the Museum’s QR code on entry or if not possible enter their contact details on the provided form at Reception. Groups should socially distance from other Museum visitors and wear a mask during their visit.