On now until 24 January 2021
Jacqueline Fahey presents suburban life replete with familial, domestic and neighbourhood entanglements. Centering on her experience as a woman in the suburbs, Fahey brings love, loss, family, friendship, frustration, chaos, conflict and aging into the frame of portraiture.
On now until 29 November 2020
In Flat-pack Whakapapa, Maureen Lander has created three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Maaori weaving).
On now until 1 November 2020
This exhibition of installations in and around the museum allow us to enter the workings of Jurisich’s creative process. This is the Jurisich experience.
On now until 6 December 2020
Rodin’s sculptures are normally found in the large metropolitan museums of Europe and the United States, but on this occasion an important work has found its way to Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato.
On now until 13 December 2020
In Feeling Blue, Seeing Red art meets the history of medicine as Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato uses artworks from the collection to take you on a journey through the four humours of Greek medicine.
On now until 8 November 2020
New to Us is the idea of our Director, Cherie Meecham whose intention was to show some new works for you to meet and get to know.
Maps, historical artefacts, art, photographs and installations tell the story of the changing demographic and geographic shape of Hamilton.
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)
Create your own exhibition online using images of items from the Museum’s collection.
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.
Te Winika exhibition
Experience the majestic Te Winika, a 200-year-old carved waka taua (war canoe) gifted by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu.
School visits to Waikato Museum
Our education programmes offer a curriculum-based, dynamic, outcome-orientated learning experience.
Waikato Museum is open every day 10am – 5pm
We’re operating at Level 1 from Tuesday 22 September and encourage you to continue to use contact tracing on arrival.
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
- Come check out the sublime work of Natalie Robertson installed in our ‘E Hina e! E Hine e!’ exhibition today. The b… https://t.co/OfiHFCuRxJ
- Ngaahina Hohaia arrived yesterday with her mahi, ‘Te Ara Kei Runga.’ Made in honour of her weaving whakapapa, this… https://t.co/I4ZT5fQ1xG
- Happy Birthday Katherine Mansfield! Regarded as one of NZ's most significant writers, her influence continues today… https://t.co/ANErM4bjWd
Charges apply to some exhibitions and activities.
10 am – 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day