On now until 8 November 2020
New to Us is the idea of our Director, Cherie Meecham whose intention was to show some new works for you to meet and get to know.
14 - 16 August 2020, 10am – 5pm
This event is a way for Hamilton City Council to thank those in our community who worked as essential workers under the level 4 COVID-19 lockdown. Free admission for an essential worker and one other accompanying guest to the blockbuster exhibition Dinosaur rEvolution.
On now until 6 September 2020
This exhibition on plant health serves to open a window into our curators' minds and to illuminate the work they do.
On now until 30 August
Public and Private looks at the different ways people present themselves – in private photographs for family and friends, and in the public ones taken on our behalf or for other people.
On now until 13 September
Dinosaurs ruled the world for 169 million years and vanished 65 million years ago – but did they all go extinct? ... Admission applies
Waro Mutu: The End of Coal
On now until 23 August
Photographer David Cook’s relationship with the North Waikato mining township of Rotowaro began in 1984, when Waikato Museum commissioned him to document the impact of the coal industry.
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)
Maps, historical artefacts, art, photographs and installations tell the story of the changing demographic and geographic shape of Hamilton.
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'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
Charges apply to some exhibitions and activities.
10 am – 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day