21 Centennial Avenue Alexandra

Showcase of Central Otago history

Gift shop, localy made products

live skink, our little 'Treasure'

Historic photo archive

A warm welcome to Central Stories

We are Central Otago's regional Museum, Art Gallery, Research facility and Gift Shop conveniently located at Pioneer Park, Centennial Avenue, Alexandra. Enjoy exploring our website to learn more what we are all about!

Whats on!

Spotlight on Design area is hosting Cromwell artist Murray Sheppard and his wood carvings! For a full calendar of events check out the what's on section of this website.

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19th March - 31st May 2015 - Russell Henderson Gallery and Gillian Grant Room

Gallipoli and ANZAC

Their war: Our Story - Gallipoli & ANZAC

An exhibition commemorating 100 years since the Gallipoli Campaign and the formation of ANZAC.


Food For Thought
Photography Competition

Food For Thought

entries close 5pm, 27th May 2015

Exhibition 4th June - 9th August 2015
Whether taken literally or more figuratively “Food for Thought” should give everyone something to think about! And more importantly something to photograph!
Perhaps a tasty teatime treat or an edible exposé that catches your imagination (and your eye).
Whatever the angle, we want to see what “Food for Thought” means to you.
Guest Judge: Jacqui van Dam
Download the entry form here
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