Benefits of Joining the Otago Settlers Association

Becoming a member of the OSA enables you to support our world class local history museum, as well as to participate in a lively programme of members' events and talks with a focus on Otago's history and culture.

  • Support Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
  • Enjoy OSA events and functions
  • Meet other people interested in Otago’s history
  • Find out more about our past through the Otago Settlers News
  • Receive regular communication via the website and email newsletter.
  • Access to one hour’s free research by the Archivist each year.
  • Membership of the Tuesday Club
  • Receive discounts at the Museum Shop and Ironic@Toitū Café
  • Be invited to special heritage events and functions
  • Be offered opportunities to volunteer and assist the Museum and the Association
  • Free access in afternoons to the Archives, by booking.

How to Join

New members can join the OSA by sending us an email here through our website or by contacting our office…

Click here to download the registration form.


Other Ways to Show Your Support

The generosity of benefactors who make donations directly or through provisions in their Wills greatly assist the growth and variety of the Museum’s collections. One bequest, for example, was a significant factor in the restoration of the No. 1 Tram.

IF you wish to consider making a gift or bequest to the Otago Settlers Association, the possibilities are:

  • A cash gift
  • A general purpose legacy in you Will
  • A specific purpose legacy in your Will
  • A distribution through your Family Trust
  • Donation of an artefact

Your personal advisors can discuss with you your gifts of money or other property for the general purposes of the Otago Settlers Association, for specific area of research or for particular projects.

Bequests and gifts will be acknowledged in the Association's Annual Reports and where appropriate, in the Museum’s exhibitions.

Offers to donate artefacts should be made directly to the Museum's curators who can assess the objects' suitability for the collections.

The Otago Settlers Association encourages support from individuals, companies, charitable trusts and foundations.