Waimate District council

Waimate Museum Norman Kirk Exhibition

Waimate Museum 28 Shearman Street Waimate
Feature: Waimate Remembers Objects and Stories From WW1’ 
Museum Hours

Tuesday to Friday 12.00 noon - 3.00pm Saturday 1.00pm - 3.00pm (Mid December - End of March)
Sundays & Public Holidays 1.00pm - 3.00pm Monday closed   (other times by appointment) Admission by Donation.

Situated in the former Waimate Courthouse (1879 - 1979) this beautiful building sits in a fine garden setting and is now home to an extensive range of exhibits of interest to both young and old.

In 1854, when young pioneers Michael Studholme & Saul Shrives first arrived with their families and a bullock team to settle in the area.  In 1954 with the town celebrating its 100th year, the Waimate Historical Society was formed to preserve the history of the Waimate District.

The museum is home to many buildings several of which have been shifted on site. These include the old Douglas school, Bremners Cottage, and together with the old jail and police cells house a diversity of displays depicting life and times of old Waimate.