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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 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 30 May 2021

Robin White’s (Ngaati Awa) prints are windows into her world, both public and private. She has made prints for more than five decades and continues to develop her practice alongside painting. This exhibition showcases a cross-section of White’s prints, many of which are from the Museum’s collection.
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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.
Daily 10 am – 5 pm

Closed Christmas Day