Te Awamutu Museum

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The oldest museum in the Waikato district, Te Awamutu Museum tells the stories of the area through a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Our long term exhibition, Waipa Nga Taonga Tuku Iho encompasses treasured moments in Waipa history. Discover distinctive landscapes, connect with the people who shaped this land and experience the region’s uniqueness. Begin your journey through landscapes filled with rich stories of the Tainui people in Tangata Whenua. This gallery is also home to Uenuku, the revered taonga (treasure) of the Tainui people. Move forward to a time where the environment is transformed by shared cultures and lifestyles in Pioneering Times. Experience the struggles, challenges and successes in developing our modern communities in Developed Landscapes.

Everyone is Here (a virtual exhibition) celebrates Te Awamutu sons Tim and Neil Finn and their contribution to New Zealand Music.  We also have two galleries that showcase temporary exhibitions of local artistic talent and special exhibitions featuring our Museum collection. Our mezzanine space is utilised by our LEOTC education service, as well as providing interactive activities for the whole family.

Te Awamutu Museum also offers a full research service and is a registered archival repository.


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