Discover the inspiring stories of people who changed the course of Aotearoa New Zealand's history, from gold to the National Anthem. Our museum features four permanent exhibitions showcasing the agricultural, mining, and social history of Lawrence and temporary exhibitions that change throughout the year. Our gift shop offers local souvenirs and books, so you can take home a piece of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Daily 9.30am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Public Holidays 10.00am - 3.00pm. Closed Good Friday and Christmas.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


17 Ross Place, Lawrence, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
70 km or 54 minute drive to Dunedin International Airport.
decisions Proximity to town:
70 min to Dunedin, 60 min to Catlins, 80 min to Alexandra 99km, 70 min to Gore.

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