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From orange to red: Waikato Museum remains open

24 January 2022

On Sunday 23 January 2022 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that all of New Zealand was moving from Orange to Red in the alert level system because of omicron cases in the community.

At the Red level, Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato is open at our usual hours from 10am to 5pm daily. ArtsPost is also open from 10am to 5pm daily.

Taking care of our community

  • Show proof of vaccination
  • Use QR code on entry
  • Wear a mask
  • Give space to others

‘My Vaccine Pass’ is a condition of entry at Hamilton City Council facilities, including Waikato Museum and ArtsPost, for people aged 12 years and older. All our staff are vaccinated and we’re following the Government guidelines to stay safe.

While visiting, you need to wear a mask and maintain physical distance from people in other household bubbles. Wearing a mask is a condition of entry at Waikato Museum and ArtsPost as Government requirements make it mandatory for visitors and staff to wear a face covering in public areas. If you have a health-related exemption, please let our staff know and make sure you have the documentation with you.

Visitors are asked to scan our QR code when they enter, or provide their name and contact details via the paper-based register. It is a Government requirement that you keep a record of where you have been (at all alert levels) so contact tracing can happen quickly in the event of a Covid-19 outbreak. This is to keep you, your whaanau, and the community safe.


More questions? Visit the FAQ page on Hamilton City Council’s website.