Discover Ongaonga's History

About Us

We are a small museum in rural Central Hawke’s Bay, showcasing the history and efforts of local settler families as well as the history of Ongaonga. The museum includes the recently restored Coles Joinery building, winner of the Hawke’s Bay Heritage Tourism Award 2022.


Quality, not quantity

We have made quality our habit. It’s not something that we just strive for – we live by this principle every day.

Museum Entry Fees

Your entry fee gives access to both museum and Coles Factory

Adults $5

Children under 12 yrs - Free

Ongaonga Museum

83 Bridge Street, Ongaonga

Coles Factory

52 Bridge Street, Ongaonga

Opening Hours
11am - 3pm

(0064) 0204 687 7386

Customer Reviews

The museum in Ongaonga is a well-curated hidden gem offering a fascinating glimpse into local history

Visit the museum; friendly staff, knowledgeable, and Coles Joinery building is an architectural marvel

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