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Waikato Museum's 13 galleries feature more than 25 new exhibitions and 100 public events annually.
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On now until 26 September

This powerful exhibition revisits the anti-Springbok Tour movement through the work of local photographers.
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On now until 29 August

This exhibition honours the legacy of a world-renowned bluegrass band and provides a glimpse into the musical triumphs and family relationships that defined the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band.
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On now until 25 July

Marti Friedlander's compelling portraits of artists, writers, actors and craftspeople chronicle New Zealand’s social and cultural life from the 1960s into the twenty-first century.
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On now until 29 August

Maiangi Waitai: Ātea-ā-Rangi—Interstellar re-imagines oral history traditions related to the Matariki constellation and explores empowerment, generosity, gratitude and protection of culture and the environment.
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Maps, historical artefacts, art, photographs and installations tell the story of the changing demographic and geographic shape of Hamilton.
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Enter before 20 August 2021

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This interdisciplinary exhibition explores the contemporary relevance of female Maaori and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) akua/atua (ancestors)
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Create your own exhibition online using images of items from the Museum’s collection.
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Browse nearly 10,000 objects, including nationally significant artworks, priceless taonga that reflect our unique Maaori heritage, and social history items reflecting everyday life in the past.
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Te Winika exhibition

Experience the majestic Te Winika, a 200-year-old carved waka taua (war canoe) gifted by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.
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School visits to Waikato Museum

Our education programmes offer a curriculum-based, dynamic, outcome-orientated learning experience.
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