Professional Venue Hire Facilities Now taking bookings for 2014.

Here at Southwards, our in-house venue services continue to be extremely popular.

We have already gained a reputation for providing the most professional functions service on the Kapiti Coast and we aim to further develop our prominence in the years to come.

We have a number of venue options with both indoor and outdoor facilities available. We offer large areas suitable for product launches, AGM's, or large public events and we also have smaller venues for private occasions or weekend team-building retreats.

Our catering options include a range of selected local catering providers with each always maintaining a high standard of efficiency and culinary expertise. We also have a selection of professional business condiments to give high profile business meetings that much needed professional edge.

Booking rates and packages are ranged to suit a variety of sizes and occasions, from professional business functions to high class wedding celebrations. We are seeing a number of repeat and return bookings so please book early to ensure your dates are available.

For more information regarding venue hire enquiries, please contact Amber via email at amber@southwards.co.nz or call the museum during open hours on 04 297 1221.

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We are proud to announce an exclusive new tour package in association with Kapiti Heliworks. Please click here to download a brochure and find out how you can be visiting some of the Kapiti Coast's best attractions.


2014 Auto Jumble Sunday, 16th November 2014.

The Auto Jumble is our annual automotive only swap meet. Owners of vintage, classic and rare cars and motorcycles can bring their unwanted parts and memorabilia for others to rummage through looking for that elusive missing piece to a project.Once again we have the opportunity for vendors to display their automotive themed products to the public. If you're interested in holding a trade sites for this day, please contact Hayden for more information.

We will also have our 'Car Corral' area. This is for those who would like to advertise their pride and joy for sale. It is hoped this area will be a buyer’s paradise on the day. Preferential parking will be set aside for anyone wanting to bring their classic car or motorcycle along for a ride on the day

Gates open at 8am on the day, food and beverages will be available along with some children’s entertainment. You are encouraged to get there early so you don’t miss out! We look forward to seeing you all once again in November.

For more information regarding the Auto Jumble, please contact Hayden via email at hayden@southwards.co.nz.

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Welcome !

Sir Len Southward
Sir Leonard Southward was an avid motor enthusiast, automobile collector and New Zealand motor sport legend. Click his picture above to find out more about his world famous legacy.

Southward Theatre
The Southward Theatre hosts a variety of public and private performances. Click the image above to find out more.

Admission Charges
and Open Hours

For admission prices and current opening times current please click the image above.

Expressway Effects
Please take time to read our submission to the EPA. We are very concerned about the effect the Expressway may have on our ability to remain open to the public in the long term. Click the picture to find out more.