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).


Home Entertainment in the 20th Century

The Home Entertainment display ranges from the 1900s, with a stereoscopic card viewer and the Edison Cartridge player, to the 1990s, with a functioning battery or mains powered radio/cassette player. Also, from the 1950s, families’ visual entertainment was often provided by colour slides being projected onto a screen. We have a functioning slide projector complete with rotary magazine to highlight this.

Normal opening times for the Kapiti Coast Museum are
1:00 – 4:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

We welcome all Kapiti residents and visitors
to the Kapiti region to our Museum.