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Katikati's Western Bay Museum brings to life the pioneering spirit of tangata whenua and settlers who built the Western Bay by telling their stories through fascinating collections, interactive experiences and beautifully curated exhibitions.

Katikati's Western Bay Museum brings to life the pioneering spirit of tangata whenua and settlers who built the Western Bay by telling their stories through fascinating collections, interactive experiences and beautifully curated exhibitions.

The museum is housed inside the instantly recognisable historic landmark - the old Fire Station in Katikati. The fire station brings together the past and the present in a way that celebrates the modern, forward-thinking nature of the Western Bay Museum as it is today. 

A unique small regional museum, the interior is modern, bright and open and exhibitions are updated three times per year. The displays are current, uncluttered and simple, bringing high quality exhibitions to life in a creative and engaging way.

The specialist rooms feature captivating collections of technology, natural objects and hands-on features that are loved by kids and adults alike.

Whether you are passing through on a day trip, need a rainy day activity or staying a while, you will love the ‘hidden gem’ that is Western Bay Museum.

Discover the many museum experiences

  • ‘Step Back in Time – Exhibition Tour and Experience’

Includes a Museum Tour, scones from the wood range and tea served in bone china – min. 8 guests and bookings essential

  • ‘1900s School Experience’

An engaging and interactive school experience which is one of the most memorable trips children take part in through their school year. Bookings essential.

Admission

Free entry for Western Bay Ratepayers and Residents

Adults: $5
Gold Card: $4
Children (under 16): Free entry

Please enquire about prices for our Museum Experiences.

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OPENING TIMES

Business Hours:
Walk-in visitors

Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day morning.

CONTACT DETAILS

Contact: Paula
Phone: +64 7 549 0651
Email: [email protected]
Address: Old Fire Station
32 Main Road
City: Katikati

FACILITIES AND FEATURES

Parking:
Plenty of parking is available in Katikati township.

There is a public car park opposite the museum behind the Katikati Memorial Hall accessed via Talisman Drive.

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