Celebrate Hamilton's 150th birthday with our history events.
School visits to Waikato Museum
Our education programmes offer a curriculum-based, dynamic, outcome-oriented learning experience for students of all ages.
E Nga Uri Whakatupu
29 JUNE 2014 - 28 JULY 2015
Weaving Legacies: Dame Rangimarie Hetet and Diggeress Te Kanawa An exhibition featuring traditional Maaori kaakahu (cloaks) and weaving from five generations of one family.
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 for our major exhibition opening in April 2015.
Our exhibitions tell the stories of our arts, history, culture and science. Waikato Museum's 12 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 38,000 objects in our collections and you can now view many of these items online.
Decorative ceramic tiles in the shape of Aotearoa (New Zealand).
52 artworks nominated as finalists by judge Simon Rees make up the 2014 National Contemporary Art Award exhibition. Find out more.
Whether it is an exclusive invite-only soiree, or a product launch with beer and nibbles, we can work with you to create a long-lasting impression. Find out more.
- Free lunchtime concert? Perfect. http://t.co/T4tiK1acEP
- Grab your walking shoes and get ready to go exploring - the free Hamilton public art catalogues are here #art http://t.co/L03Vt53YoT
- Alyson Eberle wrote about The Barry Hopkins Gallery opening & the story behind Barry's first piece of art - a McCahon http://t.co/T6BfibwMML
Charges apply to some exhibitions and activities.
Open 10am - 4.30pm daily
Closed Christmas Day