Open 7 Days • 10am - 4pm • 23 High Street • Waipawa • 06 857 7288

Welcome to the Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum


In 1986 the Historic Bank of New Zealand Building was gifted to the people of Central Hawkes Bay to house a museum.

This area is rich in history, Waipawa being one of the oldest inland towns in New Zealand.

Take a step into the everyday life of early settlers. The varied collections are displayed in an authentic way so visitors can imagine what life used to be like.

The museum houses a comprehensive collection of photographs and much to interest the genealogist.

An extensive collection of local and national treasures ranges from History, Military, Taonga Maori and Technology.