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!   Email us for details.

  • First time member: Individual $25

  • Early-bird renewal (paid prior to 30 May): Individual $25

  • Standard renewal (if paid after 30 May): Individual $30

  • Seniors and unwaged: Individual $20

  • Family membership: $40

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.  

Financial Support

Lyttelton Museum is a not-for-profit organisation, so donations over $5 are tax-deductible. For details about making a donation, contact us at 



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.