Get Involved

We always welcome support for Lyttelton Museum. Whether you have an interest in local history, specific knowledge about a particular subject, or items to donate, we’d love to hear from you. Here's how you can get involved:

Become a Member

As a Member, you’ll receive the newsletters, the opportunity to be involved with volunteer projects, and invitations to Museum events – including our Christmas party!

  • Individual membership: $30

  • Seniors (65 years +) and unwaged: $20

  • Family membership: $40

Steps to becoming a member:

  1. Click here to go to the Membership page.

  2. Add your type of membership to your cart and follow steps of filling in our membership form and pay.

Come to a General Meeting or AGM

You don’t have to be a member to attend. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for notice of upcoming meetings. 

Committee: members are elected each year at the AGM. If you really want to be involved in managing the Museum and its future, then stand for a committee role and hop on board.  

If you would like to make a donation to Lyttelton Museum you can do so directly to our bank account: 

Lyttelton Historical Museum Society Incorporated 03 1596 0008031 00. Please record your name in the particulars field.

Donations are gratefully received and tax deductible. We will issue receipts if you Email us.



Add to the Collection

As of August 2018 and while the Lyttelton Museum’s collection is in storage, we are temporarily unable to physically accept donations to the collection. If you have an item or items you would be interested in donating, please Email us to find out if these items meet our Collections Policy, and whether an interim storage solution can be found

If you have local history knowledge or information about collection items, consider offering your knowledge. Email us for details.


Lyttelton Museum is currently closed for research while we focus on cataloguing and options for our new premises. If you have any urgent enquires about our collection. Email us for details.


Lyttelton Museum is a member of the Lyttelton Timebank. This means you can bank the hours you spend working for the Museum and then claim them back within the TimeBanking system. For more details, click here.