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Open Days at the Museum

The museum will be open for extended hours over Labour Weekend so come in and check us out.

  • See how people lived a 100 years ago
  • Visit the special exhibition on the history of the Natusch-designed building
  • Become part of history yourself – put an entry in the Time Capsule (sealed until 2044)
  • Bring the kids to try the museum  treasure hunt
  • Test your skills on some old-fashioned technology
  • Browse our collection of local history books
  • Enjoy traditional baking with Will Geisler from Buttercream Workshop

Fundraising Movie Gala For the Martinborough Museum

Before the grapes arrived Martinborough was a typical small  rural town.   In 1982 A film crew came here to capture this history and record the centennial celebrations 

The Museum Trust invites you to a screening of this fascinating glimpse into our past.  The evening will include other entertainments and nibbles

Proceeds will be used to help create a new exhibition space so we can showcase more of our local history 

Circus Cinema

Friday 25 October at 6pm

(movie starts at 7.15pm)

Tickets  $40 per person

Available from Circus  Cinema and i-site


Fun Times at the Museum with Bec Reilly from Ventana Creative Collective

  • Creative, story-related activities for children, at the museum. 

Dates:  3 & 10 October, 2-3pm

17,24 & 21st 3.15-4pm

To book, contact Bec Reilly at  info@ventanacreativecollective.org.

Picture Book Workshop for Adults 

  • Have you always wanted to write a children’s story? 

Greytown author Tania Atkinson, and Carterton illustrator Viv Walker will guide you through the process of creating a 

picture book.

Contact vivwalker@xtra.co.nz or 021 171 9691 for details

Date:  October 19 &20

Children’s Story Session

  • Phillip Percy will read The Old White Truck, a quirky story set in Martinborough.    The book was written by Phillip and illustrated by his father Darcy.

To book, contact Charlotte Harding on nzlottie@hotmail.com

Date: 20 October at 11.30 pm  at the museum,  No.7 The Square


How to Self-Publish Sucessfully with Author Rosy Fenwicke

  • Hear how Rosy,  a local GP,  came to write fiction, publish it, market it, and design it all herself, on top of her already busy lifestyle.

Wine, snacks and storytelling at Martinborough Bookshop

To book, contact Deborah Coddington on 027 253 5055

Date: October 24, at 5.30pm

Poetry Slam at the Wine Bank

  • You’ve got pencil and paper, what more do you need? 

It’s all there in your mind, we’ve just planted the seed!

Date: keep your eyes peeled for more information

Opening Hours: Saturday & Public Holidays 11.30-3.3, Sunday 1.30-3.30      Special Labour Weekend Hours 10.30-3.30

Address: No.7 The Square

Contacts:   Chris Cassels 021 0716 064, Jo Guscott 027 320 0514   Mate Higginson 06 306 9745

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