Experience the majestic Te Winika, a 200 year-old carved waka taua (war canoe) gifted by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.
September School Holiday Programme
25 September - 8 October
School's out! Leave the children with us to enjoy supervised, tutored programmes that extend the imagination and encourage creativity and fun! For ages 7-13 years old.
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.
National Contemporary Art Award
3 September - 4 December 2016
Thirty-four artworks nominated as finalists make up the 2016 National Contemporary Art Award exhibition.
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
New extended hours - our supervised, tutored sessions now run until 5pm. Enjoy our free family events too.Find out more