Te Awamutu Museum





Friday 18th (Good Friday) - Closed
Saturday 19th - 10am – 2pm
Sunday 20th - Closed
Monday 21st (Easter Monday) - 10am – 2pm
Tuesday 22nd - 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 23rd - 10am – 4pm
Thursday 24th - 10am – 4pm
Friday 25th (Anzac Day) - 10am – 2pm ** Special screening of A Debt of Honour
Saturday 26th - 10am – 2pm
Sunday 27th - Closed




The Land and the People: He Whenua, He Tangata

This outstanding permanent exhibition will take visitors on a journey of discovery through the changing landscape of Waipa - starting with its formation, to its settlement by Maori and Europeans and through to today.

The Land and the People replaces our permanent exhibitions, NZ Wars and He Taonga - He Tohu Korero. 




Autumn Theatre

Featuring The Flight of Te Hokioi, Von Tempsky's Ghost, Rewi's Last Stand, The Te Kooti Trail - with ANZAC showing of A Debt of Honour.

1 April - 3 May

Social Gathering: Shannon Clark

In everyday life the amount of information received from the social world is challenging, for those with autism, even more so. Local artist Shannon Clark is able to express her social side to the world, through her art, using it to create her own busy, social, unstructured scenes.

The Front Porch
1 April - 3 May

Plein air paintings

Painting My Way Home

A series of plein air paintings by Waikato artist Jennie De Groot.

The paintings have been completed over the year 2013-2014 and are of various iconic and less recognisable vistas through the seasons, all within the Waipa boundaries.

Gavin Gifford Gallery
17 March - 2 June

Everyone is Here: the Finn Brothers

A small permanent exhibition celebrating Te Awamutu sons, Tim and Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House fame, and their contribution to New Zealand music.



Field of Vision: Wilhelmus Bardoul

Representative art has always been a passion for local artist Wilhelmus. He is a prolific painter of rural landscape scenes containing an object of interest and capturing the changing seasons and daily cycles of night and day. The rural theme originates from his families farming heritage and express his unique perception.

The Front Porch
6 May – 2 June

Mystery Identities

Help us to find out who are the people in the photographs?

50 more portraits from the F. J. Gilbert collection of glass plate negatives. These fascinating portraits were taken in Te Awamutu between about 1912 and 1930. The people in the photographs are not named, and we are hoping you can help us identify them. They may be your ancestors!

The Front Porch
4 June – 28 June


Watch this space

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OPEN  MON - FRI 10AM - 4PM  |  SAT 10AM - 2PM  |  SUN CLOSED

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