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Waikato Museum is open at Alert Level 2

Waikato Museum's 13 galleries feature more than 25 new exhibitions and 100 public events annually. We are open every day from 10am to 5pm.
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On now until 20 November

See the best in Aotearoa contemporary art and vote for your favourite
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Te Aho Tapu Hou Jeanine Clarkin

On now until 31 October

Don’t miss this showcase of the inspiring life story and distinctive garments of Maaori fashion designer Jeanine Clarkin.
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On now until 10 October

This interdisciplinary exhibition explores the contemporary relevance of female Maaori and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) akua/atua (ancestors)
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On now until 24 September

Maiangi Waitai: Ātea-ā-Rangi—Interstellar re-imagines oral history traditions related to the Matariki constellation and explores empowerment, generosity, gratitude and protection of culture and the environment.
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On now until 14 November

This exhibition honours the legacy of a world-renowned bluegrass band and provides a glimpse into the musical triumphs and family relationships that defined the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band.
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On now until 21 November

This powerful exhibition revisits the anti-Springbok Tour movement through the work of local photographers.
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Maps, historical artefacts, art, photographs and installations tell the story of the changing demographic and geographic shape of Hamilton.
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Create your own exhibition online using images of items from the Museum’s collection.
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Browse nearly 12,000 objects, including nationally significant artworks, priceless taonga that reflect our unique Maaori heritage, and social history items reflecting everyday life in the past.
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Te Winika exhibition

Experience the majestic Te Winika, a 200-year-old carved waka taua (war canoe) gifted by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.
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School visits to Waikato Museum

Our education programmes offer a curriculum-based, dynamic, outcome-orientated learning experience.
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