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Open hours

The Hocken Collections and Gallery are open to all researchers and exhibition visitors.

We are open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm. We are closed on Sunday and Monday.

Latest news

Our new Digital Collections site is live!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new University of Otago Library site, Hocken Digital Collections, providing access to digitised content from across the Hocken Collections.

This major upgrade and refresh of our Hocken Snapshop site brings improvements to the quality of the images and information, a new design and additional functionality, along with the exciting release of over 15,000 more collection images! Enjoy!

You will still have access to the Snapshop images within the redesigned site. For those researchers who previously had Snapshop ‘Member’ logins you will need to create a new login for this new site. We apologies for any inconvenience.

Contact us

Full Hocken staff contacts

For general assistance:

Tel +64 3 479 8868

If you are unable to access Hākena:


For research queries:


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