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Spectacular handcrafted ‘Wharenui Harikoa’ arrives at Waikato Museum

28 November 2023

Nearly 6m tall and made from 5,000 balls of yarn, Lissy and Rudi's spectacular handcrafted wharenui [meeting house] will be revealed this week. More

New exhibition makes a splash at Waikato Museum

31 October 2023

Vintage swimwear, historical photographs, and a newly commissioned artwork inspired by the Waikato River are all part of "In the Swim", open from Friday 3 November. More

Reawakened tradition wins People’s Choice Award

26 October 2023

Cora-Allan's artwork made using traditional Niuean techniques has won the prestigious People's Choice Award for the National Contemporary Art Award 2023. More

Modern master of Maaori art: Sandy Adsett retrospective opening soon

27 September 2023

Spanning a monumental six decades, 'Toi Koru: Sandy Adsett' is the first major survey exhibition of paintings by Maaori artist Sandy Adsett. More

School holiday solutions: It’s easy to ‘Find Your Fun’ in Hamilton Kirikiriroa

12 September 2023

Whaanau-friendly activities are easy to find these school holidays, thanks to a collaborative activity guide and website. More

Award-winning artwork inspired by Maaori ancestors

11 September 2023

Waikato Museum has the honour of being the first venue nationwide to host this travelling exhibition of the 2023 The Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award. More

Crustacean celebrities on display at Waikato Museum

5 September 2023

Crabs, shrimps, lobsters, barnacles and slaters are the stars of a new mini exhibition created by Te Papa in collaboration with NIWA Taihoro Nukurangi. More

Visual ode to biculturalism wins $20,000 National Contemporary Art Award

28 July 2023

Artist Tawhai Rickard has won the prestigious National Contemporary Art Award for a “nuanced and generous” installation artwork. More

Rita Angus exhibition open now

20 July 2023

On tour from Te Papa, "Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist | He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa" is now on display at Hamilton’s Waikato Museum. More

50 years of majestic waka at Waikato Museum

6 July 2023

The majestic 200-year-old waka, Te Winika, celebrates 50 years of residence at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato this weekend (8 July). More

Matariki magic at Hamilton’s best loved locations

26 June 2023

Matariki celebrations are in full swing at Hamilton’s top visitor destinations with free events and activities, ranging from movie screenings to a star-themed scavenger hunt. More

Creative gate wins People’s Choice Award

22 June 2023

A hand-crafted collaborative work has won the People’s Choice Award in this year’s Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award. More

Museum staff share stories sparked by collection

19 June 2023

Our new exhibition 'Taonga Talking' has an eclectic and intriguing selection of objects from the Museum’s collection on display, each one individually picked by our kaimahi [staff members]. More

‘Embrace the complexity’: Local histories showcased in relaunched exhibition

9 June 2023

A fresh perspective is bringing local history alive with the relaunch of ‘Shaping Hamilton Huringa Kirikiriroa’ at Waikato Museum. More