30 Years at Grantham Street
5 August - 26 November 2017
Join us to celebrate the museum’s 30th anniversary on its Grantham Street site with events and exhibitions that tell the story of our taonga, history and people.
The Cold Islanders
Exhibition open from 26 August – 3 December 2017
The artists in this exhibition trawl their oceans within dreams, grandparents’ watery memories and droplets of inherited culture to find their coordinates.
2017 National Contemporary Art Award
Exhibition open from 29 July – 5 November 2017
The winner of the 2017 National Contemporary Art Award will receive $20,000 from major sponsors Tompkins Wake and Chow:Hill.
School visits to Waikato Museum
Our education programmes offer a curriculum-based, dynamic, outcome-orientated learning experience.
Experience the majestic Te Winika, a 200-year-old carved waka taua (war canoe) gifted by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.
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 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