The collections held by the museum have been built up over the years by donations and are of huge importance to the Cromwell township and surrounding area. Of particular interest to visitors and locals alike is the flooding of the Old Cromwell Town and surrounding orchards as part of the process of forming Lake Dunstan and the building the Clyde Dam.
Our archaeological material and photographs are of national importance as the area has been subject to intensive archaeological investigation and research on both prehistoric and historic sites.
The purpose of the Cromwell Museum is to collect, preserve, display and otherwise make available to the public, material and information relating to the natural and cultural heritage of Cromwell.
The Collections reflect this by focussing on the following themes: