Due to weather events Elma Turner Library Pop-Up and Stoke Library are closing at 4:30pm Wednesday 17 August.

Motueka District Museum


  • Motueka District Museum
  • 140 High Street
  • Motueka 7120
  • Tel: 03 528-7660
  • Pauline Westall (Curator)
  • Email contact

Opening hours

Summer (December-March) Monday–Friday 10.00am-4.00pm
Winter(April-November) Tuesday-Friday 10.00am-3.00pm

  • December to March: 10.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday
  • April to November: 10.00am - 3.00pm Tuesday to Friday


  • Permanent and changing exhibitions
  • Research Room housing Motueka and District Historical Association archives
  • Research by Motueka and District Historical Association (contact Coralie Smith, 7 Wakatu Place, Motueka)


  • Free admission. Donation appreciated
  • Research will incur charges
  • Contact Manager Pauline Westall


  • Motueka and District Historical Association Resources
  • Fergus Holyoake Photograph Collection indexed by name and subject
  • Library of books on local history
  • Family histories
  • Scapbooks on local topics indexed by name and subject
  • Early Settlers name index covering Mapua, Motueka, Ngatimoti, Riwaka, Abel Tasman Park, Moutere
  • Nelson photo News index to brides and grooms

Cemetery Records

  • Cemetery records for Tasman District Council areas- indexed


  • School Admission Registers Index
  • School Reunion booklets- for most local schools

Electoral Rolls, Census, Directories

  • Directories: Wises, Post Office directories


  • Land Deeds- indexed collection of many local areas


  • Motueka Star 1901-1910 (not complete) indexed by name