Gore Historical Museum

Opened in 1999, the Museum is housed in the Hokonui Heritage Centre along with the Hokonui Moonshine Museum and the Gore Information Centre. Focussing on the history of Eastern Southland and the Mataura River Valley, displays include early costume and textiles, Victoriana, and domestic and medical memorabilia, providing an enjoyable visitor experience for all ages. On long term exhibition is 'The Story of Sgt Dan' which celebrates the contribution of oats, the Fleming family and national icons Sgt Dan and Creamoata to the district.

The Research Centre attached to the Museum houses a significant collection of books, photographs and newspapers pertaining to local history. In addition, the Gore Genealogists collection of national and international family history records are available by enquiry. The Research Centre is open Tuesdays from 1.30-5pm and Sundays 1-3pm or contact can be made at the email below.

Contact Details

P O Box 305, Gore

64-3-208 7032


Visitor Information

Corner Norfolk St and Hokonui Drive, Gore

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat-Sun 9am-3pm



Guided tour


Public programmes

Reference library



Wheelchair access

-46.09292 168.94476 16 Gore Historical Museum