Toi Manawa: Celebrate the heart of the landscape

Toi Manawa: Celebrate the heart of the landscape

For this exhibition, the landscape is defined as a visual interpretation of the artists’ creative process.

New, emerging and well-known artists who have ancestral connections, work or live in the Waipa district are part of this group exhibition.

Each artist is showcasing their particular area of practice.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page for artist details and events throughout the exhibition!

14 July – 29 December 2017

Dambusters: Boffins, Bravery and Bouncing Bombs

Dambusters: Boffins, Bravery and Bouncing Bombs

By permission of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Dambusters is coming to Te Awamutu Museum!

Explore the planning that went into the infamous raid on the Ruhr Valley dams, the science behind the ‘bouncing bombs’ and the aftermath for both 617 Squadron and the residents of the Ruhr Valley.

The exhibition includes fascinating interactive components to highlight the science and ingenuity used during the raid.

Dambusters is only here for a strictly limited time, so don’t miss out, fly in today!

Group bookings essential, guide available for groups 10+

20th January – June 2017

Gavin Gifford Gallery

In conjunction with Dambusters, we will also be showcasing an exhibition about a local hero, Les Munro. This features information gathered by MOTAT and the 2015 TVNZ documentary ‘Relucant Hero’.

Front Porch

20th January – April 2017

Legendary Explorers – Paterangi School

Paterangi School visited the Museum and spent time with Mr T learning about legendary explorers. They have now created an exhibition of the same name, tracing past, present and future explorers.

 Come and check out their awesome work!

The Front Porch, 3rd-31st August


Waipa Mayor Jim Mylchreest reading the exhibition at the opening function.

We Love Eels

We Love Eels

Back by popular demand! Come and see the updated version of our popular family exhibition. Learn about where eels live, what they eat, why they walk across land, how far they can swim and the difference between a longfin and shortfin eel! Come and share your eel stories with us!

Gavin Gifford Gallery

14th May – 20th August  2016