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'Decades Charted: A window into the Chartwell Collection' celebrates the 50th anniversary of a visionary project.
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WMbanner WaikatoMuseum WharenuiHarikoa

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Created by husband-and-wife duo Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole, 'Wharenui Harikoa' is made from 5,000 balls of yarn. Ends 17 March.
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WMbanner SandyAdsettToiKoru

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'Toi Koru: Sandy Adsett' is first major survey exhibition of paintings by the Maaori master of colour and koowhaiwhai. Ends 10 March.
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WMbanner Wonder Pat Hanly 1983 83 1

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Fifty years of aroha will be celebrated with 'Art and Wonder: Gifts from the Friends of Waikato Museum'. Opens 10 May.
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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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We have more than 30,000 taonga/objects in our visual arts, social history, science, and tangata whenua collections.

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

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