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.
Confirm a booking at Waikato Museum or ArtsPost by 31 October and go into the draw to win half your venue hire fee back.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
- Install underway - we can't wait to reveal the National Contemporary Art Award exhibition https://t.co/M3LcN2O7ES https://t.co/fKdMUomyAt
- This Campbell Smith poem opens perfectly for #NZPoetryDay weather in #Hamilton #Lovethetron https://t.co/4wEXd6rc42 https://t.co/IBYFw9Sin1
- Waikato Museum behind the scenes - Leafa Wilson - Curator: https://t.co/NHzSL3vChN via @YouTube
Charges apply to some exhibitions and activities.
March - October
10am – 4.30pm
November - February
10am – 5pm
Closed Christmas Day