The Bulls Museum is operated by the Bulls and District Historical Society Inc.
The museum was established in 2001 in premises which started life as 'The Stables', operated by W. Meads & Sons around 1910. The immediate previous occupant was M & P Young, Greengrocers.
The museum's entrance area recognises the establishment of the district, the early history of the town and a replica counter resembling James Bull's shop, James Bull being the town founder. There are also regularly changed displays associated with either a segment of the museum's collection or a topic with a local flavour and some historical significance.
Through double sliding doors the garage opens with a living area on the left, then a kitchen display and a workshop. The main theme is esquire-orientated and the backbone of the Rangitikei - farming.
The vision for Bulls Museum is to preserve the early history of Bulls, to promote this to local and international visitors, and to provide a research facility. To meet this vision the museum is staffed by volunteers and is open daily from 10am to 3pm or by request.
Located in the heart of the Unforget-a-Bull” township of bulls, the Bulls Museum is a treasure trove of Historical Records, Photographs’, Reference Books, and War Memorabilia.
The Society collects and stores information, photographs and artifacts relevant to Bulls & Districts.
If you are researching early settlers, families, businesses, cemetery records, churches, clubs etc, associated with Bulls & Districts, we may have what you are looking for and you are welcome to call in and view these records. A donation is appreciated.
We also provide a research service at a cost of $25 for the first hour if you are unable to visit in person.
We have various local history books for sale.
Standard charges apply for photocopies provided.
Index of Archival HoldingsAnzac
Bank of New South Wales
Bank of New Zealand
Bess the War Horse & Charles Guy Powles
Bulls Fire Brigade
Bulls Old Scout Association
Bulls Pony Club
Bulls Post Office & Telephone Exchange
Bulls Rose Show
Bulls Rotary Club
Bulls Rugby Club
Bulls Town Board
Bulls Town Hall
Clifton Cemetery Records
Early Settlers & local families
Fraser Family Cemetery
Jim Lundy’s working papers on Parewanui
Meads Bros Carriers
Ohakea Air Force Base
Rangitikei Gun Club
Rangitikei Hunt Club
Rangitikei Operatic Society
Rangitikei Pony Club
Rangitikei Racing Club
Retailing in Bulls
Savil Cup – Polo
St. Andrews Anglican Church
St. James Presbyterian Church
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
St. Thomas Church, Sanson