14 December 2019 - 16 February 2020
Kirikiriroa Non-Fictions: True visual histories from the Hamilton CBD is an exhibition of art works that have captured our city's history, including scenes that have since disappeared from our built environment.
Waiclay National Ceramics Award 2019
7 December 2019 - 8 March 2020
The 2019 Waiclay National Ceramics Award exhibition presents exciting ceramic pieces from all over New Zealand.
Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes
25 October 2019 - 9 February 2020
Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes is a family-friendly, hands-on educational experience that brings visitors face-to-face with some real live mini-monsters.
Puhoro ō mua, Puhoro ki tua
23 November 2019 - 23 February 2020
Puhoro ō mua, Puhoro ki tua showcases over 100 indigenous artists from across the globe including Aotearoa New Zealand. It is presented in association with the 9th International Indigenous Artists Gathering.
Blooming: An Abstract Garden of Waahine-Women’s Works
9 November 2019 - 9 February 2020
Blooming celebrates the concept of the ‘Divine Feminine’ by presenting an abstract garden glimpsed through the eyes of women artists.
E Hina e! E Hine e!
14 September 2019 - 21 March 2021
E Hina e! E Hine e! Mana Waahine Maaori/Maoli of Past, Present and Future explores the contemporary relevance of female Maaori and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) akua/atua (ancestors)
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.
Our interactive education programmes extend learning beyond the classroom and explore and develop the curriculum through classroom sessions, exhibition tours and activities.
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