Discover all you want to know about the heritage of the Kāpiti Coast at our collection of local museums.
The nine museums regularly update their exhibits and host specialty events.
Perhaps you are looking to get out and about in Kāpiti this weekend? Maybe you have guests from out of town looking for a weekday outing? Or you want something to do to entertain the kids during the school holidays?
Whatever the reason, if you are looking for things to do and see in Kāpiti, the Discover Kāpiti Heritage Group offers a collection of local museums that will keep you entertained for hours.
There are steam engines to see, world class cars, trams, trains and aeroplanes, as well as art displays, local WWII history and regularly changing exhibitions at the local museums. This site keeps you up to date with events and what's on at these attractions on the Kāpiti Coast.
The Discover Kāpiti Heritage Group consists of the Paekakariki Station Museum, Steam Incorporated, Wellington Tramway Museum (at Queen Elizabeth Park), Kapiti US Marines Trust (at Queen Elizabeth Park), Museum of Aviation (at Paraparaumu Airport), Southward Car Museum (in Otaihanga), the Kāpiti Coast Museum (in Waikanae), Mahara Gallery and the Ōtaki Museum.
BE IN TO WIN
To enter into a free prize draw, record your name and contact details at any museum you visit over Wellington Anniversary Weekend.
The prizes are: A 30 minutes flight around Kapiti complements of Kapiti Aero Club, one of 5 Family Passes to Southwards Car Museum and one of 5 Family rides on the Kapiti Coast Electric Tramway.