Experience the majestic Te Winika, a 200 year-old carved waka taua (war canoe) gifted by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.
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.
Judge Misal Adnan Yildiz has selected 34 entries as finalists for this year’s National Contemporary Art Award.Find out more
Whether it's an exclusive invite-only soiree, a product launch or a fun children's birthday party, we'll work with you to make it happen.Find out more
Charges apply to some exhibitions and activities.
March - October
10am – 4.30pm
November - February
10am – 5pm
Closed Christmas Day