Papakura Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and to celebrate this milestone, the museum is holding a special exhibition.
On display will be artefacts that have never or rarely been on display and informative panels that show the museums evolution. The museum had its beginnings in February 1972 after a request from the Papakura Historical Society to the Papakura Council for space.
The council gave two rooms in a house located on the corner of Coles Cres and East Street to house artefacts that had been collected.
Over the years the collection has grown to house over 10,000 artefacts and today is located on level 3 of the Accent Point Building, 209 Great South Road, Papakura.
The museum tells the story of Papakura’s history and growth, hosts regular special exhibitions, and run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.
The Museums purpose is to " knit the community together" by being a place where people can always find out about the rich local stories of our past and our present. To be a place that captures and showcases our local stories, promotes the protection of our local heritage, and ignites conversation and learning as our population continues to grow.
The exhibition runs from September 19th – October 22nd with free entry.