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Current exhibitions

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

Decades Charted: A window into the Chartwell Collection

23 February - 21 July 2024

A bold exhibition of Aotearoa New Zealand contemporary art, in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Chartwell Collection. More

Te Pani, Te Pouaru, Te Rawakore: Nurturing Generations through Poukai

1 March - 21 July 2024

Filled with colour photographs, this exhibition showcases the ongoing tradition of Poukai, an important element of Te Kiingitanga, the Maaori King movement. 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.