The Charlotte Museum Trust collects and preserves artefacts of lesbian
culture such as labrys, music, theatre, film, literature, art and other memorabilia from
early lesbian life in New Zealand / Aotearoa. Currently we have a collection of 127 lesbian
cultural artifacts: Labrys (in bone, glass and silver), domestic ware, lesbian ceramics,
1700 lesbian books and many of the early magazines from both New Zealand and overseas.
Location: 8a Bentinck Street, New Lynn
Hours : Charlotte Museum is open every Sunday from 1.30-4pm and during the week it is open by appointment Phone Miriam 021 2370613
Celebrating the Lesbian Ball with a Poster Display
NB The Charlotte Museum is funded by Friends of the Museum, GABA, ASB Community Trust, COGS, The Trusts Charitable, Constellation, Pelorus, Auckland City Council Local Boards, Pub Charity, Lotteries Community, and Southern Trust.
You can view some of the museum artifacts on Charlotte Museum through NZMuseums on-line
Further information Ph 846 8131 or email: email@example.com
Opportunity for museum studies
We have free student places available for any lesbians who are interested in preserving our herstory and wish to do the Museum Standards certification. It is not arduous and can be done around other commitments - no deadlines in this course! The practical components of the course can be carried out at Charlotte.
Charlotte Museum shop
We have 4 books available: The History of lesbian Theatre in New Zealand
$10, Lesbian Music in New Zealand $12, Remember Us $20 , Hersportstory
$30, Ladies Sewing Circle and terrorist Society T shirts in black or
The Museum Shop has a range of lavender products, CD's, snake Goddess, T-shirts and memorabilia. We can do mail order if you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have available: Catalogue of the Heritage Exhibition on Early Lesbian Theatre.
We have one of Jo Mears mannequins for sale for $500, of which $100 goes to the museum.
The Charlotte Museum has received it first bequest, from the Bronwen Dean estate. This has enabled us to install the Bronwen Dean Oral Herstory Listening Post, for listening to our own recordings made by Vita, the Charlotte Museum Lesbian Oral Herstory Recording Group.
All donations are fully tax deductible.
email email@example.com or send cheque to:
The Charlotte Museum Trust,
PO Box 47 398,