These museums highlight the early history of the numerous small settlements which make up the Maniototo region.
The museum is housed in the old Naseby Borough Council offices, built in 1878. The collection is one of the most significant in the Central Otago region. It tells the stories of the early settlers of the Maniototo through a vast collection of photographs, records and artifacts.
In the Early Settlers Museum there is a strong focus on the people who made their homes in this spectacular and unique corner of Central Otago - the early run-holders, gold miners and pioneer families. There are fascinating displays of old photographs, items and trinkets of sporting, social, business and domestic interest, wartime memorabilia and nostalgia to suit all tastes.
Using a variety of original records and documentation, family history research may be carried out on your behalf.
The Jubilee Museum, just across the road, has static displays, information panels and a fine selection of vintage vehicles and machinery.
Entry is by donation.