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



Invitations to special heritage events, trips and functions.


Discounted entry to a visiting speaker and morning tea on the second Tuesday of every month.


Free for our members, join the museum with your toddler for songs and stories here at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum.


Find out more about our past through the Otago Settlers News & receive regular communication via the website & email newsletter.


Shop at the Museum and receive a discount with your membership card.


Our members receive a discount at Ironic@Toitū.


Your membership supports Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, and the heritage of our region.


Join Us

Simply fill in our Membership form here. Payments can be made at our office by cheque or cash or online at: Otago Settlers Association (BNZ) 02 0900 0068975 00

Membership Types






65+ [2 persons]


Not for Profit Organisation








Life Membership



Your Membership Makes a Difference

  • Support Toitū Otago Settlers Museum & all it’s activities

  • Make donations to the Museum

  • Add to the Museum’s collections

  • Support the publication of local history

  • Publish Otago Settlers News quarterly

  • Hold regular functions for members

  • Provide opportunities for volunteers to assist the Museum

  • Continue to advocate for the Museum and Otago history 

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.