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Gilchrists General Store

Organisation / Group: Gilchrists General Store, 3353 Ida Valley-Omakau Rd, Oturehua, 9387

This historic building in the centre of Oturehua town is one of the best known stores in Central Otago. Built in 1899 this store is a rare delight for any nostalgia enthusiast, successfully merging the old and the new. The shelves boast memorabilia such as the original telephone exchange, an antique bacon slicer, tinned coffee and food from the late 1800’s. Present day goods are also sold.

Gilchrists Store also stocks works by Central Otago artists including ceramic by Marion Mewburn and books by local authors including Jillian Sulivan, Brian Turner and Mike Riddell.