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Current exhibitions

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

Six Extinctions

12 April - 21 July 2024

Tickets on sale now! Get face to face with top predators of the past and learn about our planet's mass extinction events. More

Art and Wonder: Gifts from the Friends of Waikato Museum

10 May - 21 July 2024

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Friends of Waikato Museum. 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.