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Become a Friend


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The Friends of Waikato Museum are part of the wider Museum family and their support enables the Museum to flourish and grow. Join the Friends for as little as $20 a year, meet like-minded people, receive invitations to special events and openings and enjoy a range of discounts and concessions.There are many benefits associated with membership including:

Membership privileges

  • Invitations to exhibition openings
  • Reduced admission to most paid exhibitions
  • Museum newsletters and advance exhibition information
  • Free entry to Friends gallery talks.  Concession entry to other events
  • 10% discount at ArtsPost's shop
  • 10% discount at Poppies Bookshops (Hamilton stores) - excludes sale books and loyalty cards
  • 10% discount for NZ Symphony Orchestra concerts on box office prices
  • 10% discount on wine from Hamilton Wines
  • Reciprocal entry to Auckland Art Gallery
  • Reciprocal entry to Christchurch Art Gallery
  • 10% discount at Gordon Harris Art and Graphic Supplies
  • 10% discount at Auteur House - DVD and video rentals
  • Invitations to Friends' bus trips to galleries, museums and sculpture parks

What does it cost to be a Friend?

  • Individual $25
  • Joint $40
  • Senior Individual $20
  • Senior Joint $35
  • Student $20
  • Family $50
  • Corporate $300

*rates as of 1 January 2015

Membership Form

For more information contact the Membership Secretary


What the Friends' funds are used for

The Friends of the Museum raise funds to purchase artefacts and artworks to gift to Waikato Museum. These gifts are added to the Museum collections for the benefit of everyone.By becoming a Friend, your generous support will assist in further commissions or purchases.


Recent Friends' aquisitions

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Left: Chuck Joseph, Toy soldiers (Von Tempsky and the Hau Hau 1868)

Centre: Richard Stratton, Structures of Stricture, Agate Tea Chest, 2012

Right: Ann Verdcourt, Still Life after Morandi


Friends' Committee members

Current Friends of the Museum Committee members