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 Sydney-based photographer MikiNobu Komatsu's Central Otago photos. MikiNobu has available to purchase a stunning book 'LIGHT MOODS SOUTH'. It features 50 photos of our region, each photo is accompanied with an original haiku poem. For a full calendar of events check out the what's on section of this website.

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Food For Thought
Photography Competition

Food For Thought

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


Remembering Doug Ayson

Doug Ayson

10 August - 4 October 2015

Russell Henderson Art Gallery & Gillian Grant Room

An exhibition of Doug Ayson’s art reflecting back on his considerable impact in Central Otago.

An opportunity to procure an artwork by this well known local personality


Applications close Sunday 28th June 2015 at 4pm

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