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Katohia He Wai Moou, Katohia He Wai Mooku: Waikato River works by Fred Graham

25 May 2022 - 3 September 2023

This exhibition brings together the powerful sculptures of world-renowned Tainui artist Fred Graham ONZM. More

Toi is Rongoaa

9 July 2022 - 15 January 2023

This large-scale exhibition celebrates contemporary Maaori artists who believe in the importance of creative practice to their wellbeing. More

Jellicoe & Bledisloe: Hamilton in the 90s

5 October 2022 - 28 May 2023

When photographer David Cook moved into Hamilton East, he was drawn to the colourful, creative and chaotic lives of his neighbours. More

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

9 December 2022 - 23 April 2023

Direct from the Natural History Museum in London, these 100 remarkable photographs illustrate the precious beauty of our planet. More

Elizabeth Thomson: Cellular Memory

10 February - 2 July 2023

A wildly inventive suite of works by Elizabeth Thomson. More


24 February - 2 July 2023

Artist Bev Moon has crafted a lovingly knitted tribute to her Chinese mother and grandmother. More

Of This Place: Margot Philips’ Landscapes

12 May - 17 September 2023

A rare opportunity to see the breadth of this exceptional Waikato artist’s career. More

Taonga Talking

23 June - 15 October 2023

An eclectic and intriguing selection of objects from Waikato Museum’s collection, each one individually picked by our kaimahi [staff members]. More

Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist | He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa

20 July - 17 September 2023

This touring selection from Te Papa brings together 20 works by one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most iconic 20th century artists, Rita Angus. More

National Contemporary Art Award 2023

29 July - 12 November 2023

Brave, colourful, and never shy. The art of now. More

Clever Crustaceans

8 September - 3 December 2023

Discover crustaceans’ smart survival tricks in this mini exhibition on tour from Te Papa. 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.