Our Collections

The museum is home to a variety of objects, photographs, archives and displays, including items from  local history and a unique collection of historic communications equipment.

So come on in and find your own special interest.

Click a category below to enter our Collection (opens in a new window)
(note only a selection of items from each category are currently available for viewing online)

Brown Family Collection
Clothing & Textiles
Communications Equipment
Port Family Collection
Social & Cultural History

To search our Collections database enter the word or phrase you wish to search for below.
Please note, some searches return results with Ads, make sure you scroll down to view the museum results.

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(Please search again soon as new items are being added on a weekly basis!)

Please note that recently added exhibits may take up to 5 days before they are indexed and appear in these search results. Feel free to contact us if your search is unsuccessful and we will endeavour to assist.

Kapiti newspaper items of historical interest 

Below are 2 word Documents – one that contains headline information about local Kapiti newspaper items of historical interest covering 1950 – 1994. The other is a doc listing the local newspapers that contain the full articles and where copies of any particular newspapers may be found.