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Set in an original grain store that was built in 1882, and located within New Zealand’s most complete streetscape of Victorian commercial buildings, Whitestone City is a central heritage hub that invites you to explore Oamaru's Victorian past.
 

It's not a typical museum - at Whitestone City you can touch and try everything - it brings history to life.

 

Play traditional games and ride on the only penny farthing carousel in New Zealand!  

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Explore heritage street scenes and marvel at all the treasures and trinkets in the general store, barber and dispensary.

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Explore

Discover a town full to the brim

with heritage, history

...and many stories!

Discover
Discover

Kids and adults alike will have a ball playing the games found throughout Whitestone City.

Try your hand at skittles, croquet and cards or have a whirl on the penny farthing carousel!

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Play

Hear, see and read about Oamaru's past - the good, the bad and the...let's say interesting. From early settlement, agricultural pioneers, and Victorian fashion to bars, brothels and more! 

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Learn
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They loved it!

“We had a fabulous time visiting the Whitestone City museum. It was an absolute pleasure to spend a couple of hours here reliving times of long ago and learning the history of Oamaru through the masterful storytelling of the ladies who run the museum.” 

—  Sharon, Australia