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13 May 2 p.m.    

Beads in Black Exhibition: Beaded Victorian Capes with Trimmings  Official opening with Curator Pam Saunders   

exhibition on now

30 May 5-6 p.m.       

International Museums at Night – Tour by Torch Light family fun activity with the Executive Director  5 p.m.– 6 p.m. Bring your own torches.

On the 18 May Marlborough Museum is conducting a Tour by Torch Light as part of the international Museums at Night! Join us for family fun exploration of the museum at night with the Director. 

Contact Marlborough Museum to book your places: 578 1712  

27 May, 2 p.m.

Archaeology of D’Urville Island with Logan Coote

Marlborough Historical Society Sunday Series.

Archaeology history and geology talk about D'Urville Island with Logan Coote as part of the Marlborough Historical Society Sunday Series events.

All welcome - gold coin donation.

Logan Coote has his Masters Degree in Archaeology at Otago University, his thesis was on the archaeology of D'Urville Island. Logan also has a keen interest in the geology of D'Urville Island.

10 June  2 p.m.    

17 June 1843: Stories of the Wairau Affray

Join us at Marlborough Museum with invited panel members as they discuss how the events have been told and interpreted over time.

Contact Marlborough Museum to book your places: 578 1712  


24 June, 2 p.m.

Marlborough Express Photograph Collection with Wendy Simonsen. Marlborough Historical Society Sunday Series.

Wendy Simonsen is our heroic volunteer leading our project to digitally scan and catalogue negatives from the Marlborough Express collection.  The purpose of the negatives was to produces an image for the paper of the day, often the negatives were never washed correctly because of time pressures. This meant they were often chemically unstable and today digitisation is the best way to preserve the images. Wendy will discuss the challenges of managing this large and complex project.

29 July 2 p.m.

Surveying and Surveyors of Marlborough with Megan Ross and Melanie Newman.

Marlborough Historical Society Sunday Series 

Discussion of surveying in Marlborough from the 1840s to the 2000s with Managing Archivist Megan Ross and Archivist Melanie Newman.

20 August  6 p.m.

Exhibition Opening – Strong Women Standing Tall: Celebrating Marlborough Women 

Contact Marlborough Museum to book your places: 578 1712  


26 August 2 p.m.

Marlborough Suffragettes presentation by Rosemary Coyle. Marlborough Historical Society Sunday Series

Strong Woman Standing Tall. Presentation on Marlborough Woman and the Vote - Marlburian's stories and how women were empowered and made their own way in the world since woman won the right to vote in New Zealand in 1893.


30 September

Whales and Whaling with Jon Perano.

Marlborough Historical Society Sunday Series  2pm.

Jon Perano gives us a lively first-hand account of his experiences with whales from hunting to conservation.



Highlights from the Textiles Collection, Opening and floortalk 13 May 2 p.m.


Highlights from the Ceramics Collection

The Wine Exhibition, Te Pokohiwi Wairau Bar, Victorian Rooms, Wild Things - Natural History all continue.