The Museum has exhibitions and displays of local interest, Russell Clark’s original Opo statue, documentary footage of Opo from the 1950s, written and photographic records of local history including the area’s bi-cultural history, ship wrecks, the timber industry and much more. The growing archives collection includes many prints and photographs, early records as far back as 1820, publications concerning Hokianga, histories of many Hokianga families, some original manuscripts, letters, diaries and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings. Currently the historical Society has over 100 members. Events for members include visits to the many historical places in our region, with the museum as the base for talks and exhibitions. All museum staff are volunteers as this is a not-for-profit organisation registered with the Charities Commission. There is a research service available too. Welcoming visitors and showing them the Museum is a really important part of the volunteers’ work.
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-2pm