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 Protection Framework ORANGE on the following January 2022 dates:
Saturday 8th; Sunday 9th;
Saturday 15th; Sunday 16th;
Saturday 22nd; Sunday 23rd; Monday 24th (Wellington Anniversary Day); and
Saturday 29th; Sunday 30th.

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. Visitors 12 years 3 months and over will be asked to show their Covid Vaccine Pass to gain entry. Groups should socially distance from other Museum visitors and those not exempted are required to wear a mask during their visit in line with Government requirements. Thank you for your co-operation.
All Museum volunteers in attendance will be fully vaccinated.