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).


NOTE: Kapiti Coast Museum is CLOSED on Good Friday 2 April 2021

Run by volunteers the Kapiti Coast Museum is very grateful for the support it receives from organisations, businesses and the Kapiti community at large. We would like to acknowledge the recent assistance from the Kapiti Coast District Council as we move to upgrade our IT system.
Thanks also to iglaze glass and glazing services Limited in Waikanae who assisted in the safe removal of a glass display cabinet that had seen better days.

We are reluctantly deaccessioning some ham-radio objects
please visit this page for more details: Ham Radios