The Museum will be temporarily closed from Friday 21st October 2022, and will remain closed while we work through the results of a Seismic Assessment Report.

Museum staff are currently working from alternative locations.

Education Programmes are still operating utilising alternate sites and our education handling collection – contact the Museum Educator Kerrin Carr email or phone 07 984 7310.

For all other Museum enquiries please phone 07 872 0085 and your call will be directed to the appropriate staff member, alternatively you can email

Rest assured we are regularly checking the Museum to ensure the collection/taonga remains safe.

For regular updates you can also check out the Waipā District Council and the Museum Facebook Pages.

Further Information regarding the closure can be found here:

In the meantime there are a number of things to do and check out!

  • Our collection on-line
  • Out the front of the Museum we have some FREE whānau activity brochures – Te Ara Wai Journeys and Clue Gos to activate your family’s knowledge about local history
  • Visit the Waipā District Council foyer to see one of our amazing Museum collection displays
  • Check out Te Ara Wai Journeys online at and head out to some of the sites of heritage significance in the District

Join our Tui & Tama’s Kids Club

A great opportunity to keep kids in touch with activities and events and more!

Check out this link here

Looking for something to do?

Check out fun activities here

Follow us on Facebook!

For great events, activities or just to join our community to let us know

what you’d like to see more of, click here

Follow us on Instagram!

Tag us into your feed and keep up to date on what’s happening at the Museum, click here

Research Collections Online

A great way to search your way in your own time…click on this link here

Make a Research Enquiry

If your an avid researcher and have a project or subject you’d like help with…click on this link here

Are you a School or Teacher?

Looking to connect in with local history, Māori culture themes, National history subjects, Waikato Wars

or are looking for an education programme unique to your themes?

Click on this link here

Are you a Group?

We are waiting for your call 07 872 0085 or email us


If you’re looking for things to do while at home, check out what we have to offer as interesting research or just boredom busters!