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Collection Caretakers

28 October 2022 - 11 February 2024

We are home to over 30,000 taonga, and their wellbeing is one of the Museum's core responsibilities. More

Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award

15 September 2023 - 25 February 2024

Compelling portraits by emerging Maaori artists in celebration of their tuupuna (ancestors). More

Toi Koru: Sandy Adsett

29 September 2023 - 10 March 2024

The first major survey exhibition of paintings by Dr Sandy Adsett, the Maaori master of colour and koowhaiwhai. More

In the Swim

3 November 2023 - 28 April 2024

Bombs, reverse dives, laps before school or a poolside flex – dive into the history of outdoor swimming in Kirikiriroa Hamilton. More

Wharenui Harikoa

1 December 2023 - 17 March 2024

The most vibrant and colourful wharenui you will ever see! Created by husband-and-wife duo Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole. More

Te Winika exhibition

The majestic Te Winika is a carved waka taua (Maaori war canoe) was gifted by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu in 1973.


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

Shaping Hamilton - Huringa Kirikiriroa

Explore the history of our city alongside Ngaati Wairere taonga, historical artefacts, art, and even an infamous street sign.