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.
Waiclay National Ceramics Award 2017
Exhibition open from 18 November 2017 – 18 February 2018
The Waiclay team and Waikato Museum works together as a partnership to develop a ceramic exhibition that is now considered to be one of the best in New Zealand.
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