Experience the majestic Te Winika, a 200 year-old carved waka taua (war canoe) gifted by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.
National Contemporary Art Award
3 September - 4 December 2016
Thirty-four artworks nominated as finalists make up the 2016 National Contemporary Art Award exhibition.
For Us They Fell: Your museum needs you!
Help us uncover the stories of the men and women of the Waikato during World War 1.
School visits to Waikato Museum
Our education programmes offer a curriculum-based, dynamic, outcome-oriented 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.
We have more than 28,000 objects in our collections and you can now view many of these items online.
Whether it's an exclusive soiree or a funchildren'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