Life like displays showcase local Māori traditions such as tool making and harvesting, whaling history, early European settlers way of life and industries such as logging and farming, Chinese mining history, and war stories from ANZAC and Passchendaele.
We also have a Discovery Depot, which has a focus on the geology of the area, and gives you the opportunity to use our microscope and access to our library of geology resources.
We currently have a team of people here who are researching, cataloging, photographing and re-packing more than 3,000 artefacts and 4,000 photos in our collection. It will take roughly 2 years to complete.
These are being made available to see on www.ehive.com - check it out!
This project has been made possible thanks to Lottery Environment and Hertiage Fund, Southland District, Invercargill and Gore District Councils (through Southland Regional Heritage Committee).
We will remain open as usual during this time. Project Ark will have an open day on Sunday 28 March (please book a spot). Contact us if you want to be involved as a volunteer in assisting Project Ark.
For more information about our beautiful town and planning your visit click here to go to our information page.