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!

The Community Gallery area is hosting Julia Larkin's silk paintings, these bright and colourful works of NZ scenes and animals are all available to purchase. Also on display is Alexandra wool felter Maureen McKenzie. Her lovely wool garments are made mostly of felted merino wool. For a full calendar of events check out the what's on section of this website.

To catch up with whats taken place recently, check out our latest newsletter!

Now showing!!

A Muster of Artists


December 2015 - February 2016

A round-up of Central Otago Artists
Jillian Porteous
Nigel Wilson
Sheena Lassen
Alan Waters
Janyne Flecther
Jim Robbie
Deidre Copland
Gail De Jong
Megan Huffadine
Lynley Brownridge


Food For Thought - Recipe Book

Food For Thought - Recipe Book

In time for Christmas gifts while also supporting Central Stories! We have just published (as a fundraiser) Food For Thought - a recipe book using time honoured and sometimes quirky, recipes from local people.

Recipes are true gifts that keep on giving. They are someone’s pride and joy, someone’s secret, someone’s trademark, someone’s work of art or they reflect the person who created the recipe. Whichever way they are treasures.

Our food and therefore our recipes often reflect our background, our values, our culture and our identity. Sharing food and recipes is a time honoured tradition underpinned by generosity that is reflected in Food For Thought, where contributors have generously provided their gems for our pleasure. Phone 03 442 6896 or email enquiries@centralstories.com and reserve your copy (or copies) now.
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