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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 7 June 2021

This family-friendly exhibition allows visitors to discover Galileo Galilei and his fundamental contributions to science through interactive displays.
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On now until 9 May 2021

A project by international photographer James Mollison. The exhibition captures the diverse living situations of children in different countries, told through individual portraits and pictures of sleeping spaces. Exhibition developed and toured by Expressions Whirinaki.
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On now until 7 March 2021

Printmaker Ruth Davey is one of Waikato’s leading artists. Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga has recently acquired many of the works in this exhibition, which spans Davey’s artistic career.
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On now until 5 April 2021

We asked you to share the objects you would include in a ‘museum of you’, using the hashtag #mywaikatomuseum on Facebook and Instagram. The items and stories in this exhibition spring from the #mywaikatomuseum campaign, and feature some of the best of your personal collections.
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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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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)
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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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Free Entry

Donations/koha welcome.
Charges apply to some exhibitions and activities.
10 am – 5 pm

Closed Christmas Day