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Maanawatia a Matariki!

Join us for free events, public talks, crafts, and more as we celebrate this special time of year.
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Get face to face with some of history’s largest and deadliest predators here at Waikato Museum. Open from 12 April until 21 July 2024.
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'Decades Charted: A window into the Chartwell Collection' celebrates the 50th anniversary of a visionary project.
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Fifty years of friendship is celebrated with 'Art and Wonder: Gifts from the Friends of Waikato Museum'.
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Exhibitions

Our galleries feature touring shows as well as exhibitions developed in-house by our curators. 

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Events

Enrich your visit by coming along for one of our public events, from live music in the galleries to in-depth koorero.

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Education

Extend learning beyond the classroom with an interactive and engaging programme delivered by our educators. 

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Collections

We have more than 30,000 taonga/objects in our visual arts, social history, science, and tangata whenua collections.

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Make your event special

Whether it's an exclusive soiree or team meeting, we'll work with you to make it happen. 

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Family-friendly activities

Get more from your visit! Have fun playing I-Spy, use the entertaining Cue Cards, or take part in a free craft event. 

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Visit Exscite today

Our interactive centre for discovery is full of hands-on activities for tamariki to discover and learn while having fun.

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Our latest news

Media releases, news updates, and announcements from Waikato Museum. 

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