About

Whakamana Cannabis Museum is a centre for Cannabis education, information, and law reform activism; based in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Established in 2013, and now occupying a three-storey historic building in Dunedin's Central Business District (which we plan to restore to its former glory).

Our Whakamana Cafe can provide you with mouth watering munchies.

Our exhibition space features a number of permanent displays of cannabis consumption devices, products and memorabilia from places where cannabis is legal, a variety of hemp products; and much more.

Our vast collection of cannabis related archival material is just waiting to be discovered: The Whakamana Cannabis Library features over 100 books about cannabis, along with books about ancient cultures, drugs in general, politics, and a variety of other topics.

Our 420 friendly members space (where our social club meets and where we regularly host special events) -- contains a variety of amusements, including; vintage arcade gaming machines, foosball, table-tennis, board games, art supplies, musical instruments, free WiFi, digital projector, playstation/xbox and more.

Our co-working space provides studios and offices for cannabis friendly artists and entrepeneurs.

And our media production facilities bring the creative visions of New Zealand's cannabis culture to life!


We produce major original interactive exhibits on cannabis-related topics that change regularly:

Our current exhibit is "What Is Medicinal Cannabis?".

Past exhibits have included:

  • "Growing Hemp In New Zealand"
  • "Bitcoin & The SilkRoad"
  • "Hit for Six: the Story of Cannabis and Cricket"
  • "The History of the Otago University 420s"
  • "Uniquely Kiwi Cannabis Consumption Methods"