On now until 28 February 2021
Through collection items held at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, we revisit our dependence on wood: its continued use knowing no boundary but the inventive human imagination.
On now until 24 January 2021
Jacqueline Fahey presents suburban life replete with familial, domestic and neighbourhood entanglements. Centering on her experience as a woman in the suburbs, Fahey brings love, loss, family, friendship, frustration, chaos, conflict and aging into the frame of portraiture.
On now until 29 November 2020
In Flat-pack Whakapapa, Maureen Lander has created three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Maaori weaving).
On now until 6 December 2020
Rodin’s sculptures are normally found in the large metropolitan museums of Europe and the United States, but on this occasion an important work has found its way to Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato.
On now until 13 December 2020
In Feeling Blue, Seeing Red art meets the history of medicine as Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato uses artworks from the collection to take you on a journey through the four humours of Greek medicine.
Maps, historical artefacts, art, photographs and installations tell the story of the changing demographic and geographic shape of Hamilton.
E Hina e! E Hine e! Mana Waahine Maaori/Maoli of Past, Present and Future explores the contemporary relevance of female Maaori and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) akua/atua (ancestors)
Create your own exhibition online using images of items from the Museum’s collection.
Browse nearly 10,000 objects, including nationally significant artworks, priceless taonga that reflect our unique Maaori heritage, and social history items reflecting everyday life in the past.
Te Winika exhibition
Experience the majestic Te Winika, a 200-year-old carved waka taua (war canoe) gifted by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.
School visits to Waikato Museum
Our education programmes offer a curriculum-based, dynamic, outcome-orientated learning experience.
Waikato Museum is open every day 10am – 5pm
We’re operating at Level 1 from Tuesday 22 September and encourage you to continue to use contact tracing on arrival.
Waikato Museum's and ArtsPost's galleries feature long and short-term shows to delight and inspire.
Our engaging visitor experiences bring the museum to life. Join us for art, craft and music or take a tour.
Our interactive education programmes extend learning beyond the classroom and explore and develop the curriculum through classroom sessions, exhibition tours and activities.
Whether it's an exclusive soiree or a fun children's birthday party, we'll work with you to make it happen.Find out more
Get more from your museum visit. Have fun playing I-Spy, become a Museum Master or take part in a free craft event.Find out more
- We were incredibly proud to receive a Highly Commended award at the Hamilton Central Business Assoc. awards last we… https://t.co/0eUzyBzrnq
- Join us for the opening of a suite of great exhibitions at ArtsPost tonight at 5:30! ‘Homing In’ by Kate Hill; ‘Cel… https://t.co/pVkaMga6nZ
- Kids Only Art Zone! We are hosting 'Muka Youth Prints' on Sunday 22 November. Bring your children and let them appr… https://t.co/dUWmj9DErF
Charges apply to some exhibitions and activities.
10 am – 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day