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Museum1 Pioneer Hall 1973

                                                                                                         First Museum  “Pioneer Hall” 1972

Kia ora and welcome to our website

Ashburton Museum and Historical Society Inc.

Founders of the Ashburton Museum, owners and trustees of the Permanent Collection

Charitable status cc31182. Incorporation No. 220897

We hope that this website will bring to you news, information and Society activities. You are welcome to make comments and suggestions via the links below or by phone contact with a committee member. Or pop into the Museum and leave a message. Have a browse of other pages and enjoy.


CONTRIBUTIONS for the Museums weekly heritage page are welcomed. Ideally, 500 to 800 words with images (your own or from the Collection). They can be hand written or electronic and can cover  topics like, businesses, local history, memories of town and country, families, farms etc. Drop them into the Museum or email to or contact a committee member.

Try out our first AGM Local history quiz HERE.

For your interest, we have the April 2019 Newsletter available HERE with many thanks to Liz for compiling yet another excellent read. If you have any news, suggestions or comments please let a committee member know.

Go to the contacts page for a list of committee members.

You can view our constitution HERE.

You can view our Privacy Policy HERE

Origins of the Ashburton Museum and Historical Society: A bit of Society history HERE.

Download the 60th anniversary newsletter supplement HERE.

You can view a brief summary of Ashburton District history HERE

A list of Society books and booklets for sale can be found HERE

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