The Charlotte Museum Trust collects and preserves artifacts 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 800 lesbian cultural artifacts: Labrys (in bone, glass and silver), domestic ware, lesbian ceramics, 2100 lesbian books and many of the early magazines from both New Zealand and overseas.
The Charlotte Museum Trust involves a group of volunteers who come together for the first Sunday of every month from 1.30-4pm in order to catalogue the archives and new items.
The trust's mission is to operate a museum with a fixed location and regular opening hours. The preservation of lesbian history, or as they say - herstory, is their utmost concern.