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 facilitates interactive tours of the Victorian Heritage Precinct.
It's not a typical museum, at Whitestone City you can touch and try everything - it brings history to life!
Come and dress up like real Victorians and fit-out in the style of a colonial town where activities, displays, merchants, and an array of people in costume provide a glimpse of what the street would have been like in the town’s early days.
Live displays, video imaging and plenty of interaction will immerse visitors in a living, breathing past.
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“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