About Us

The Kapiti Coast Museum is an incorporated society registered as a charity with the Charities Commission New Zealand, registration number CC48666.


The purpose of the Kapiti Coast Museum is to collect, preserve, display and give public access to material and information relating to the natural, social and cultural heritage of the Kapiti Coast District. We recognise all cultures in the community while acknowledging the special place of the tangata whenua.

The museum aims to be informative, interesting, provide hands-on and interactive exhibits, engendering a sense of fun and nostalgia and provide what may be the only chance young people get to see the way things used to be.