“Digitising the collection offers the opportunity for more people to engage with it”

Matariki – Māori New Year

Celebrate whānau with crafty activities!

ECE Education

Education facilitator Kerrin Carr chats to children at Te Awamutu’s Flourish Early Learning about the hīnaki (eel trap) they made.

Front Porch Gallery

Small displays based on social history of the Waipā district, te taiao the environment, and special interest highlights!

Collections Online

Explore the digital collection of archives, artefacts, taonga Māori, taxidermy and more…


An interesting place for visitors of all ages to explore some of our more robust objects from the collection. You may even see some dinosaurs!

Free Kids Club

The Tui & Tama Kids Club is a free membership that has lots of great events and activities for ages up to 12yrs.

Tui & Tama’s Waipā Journey

The great kids adventure activating learning out and about in the Waipā district.

Enriching Local Curriculum

Amidst the countryside are stories of resilience, resistance and remembrance, an intriguing part of our local history unfolds.

The collection has over 18,000 objects now online!

Ancestry Access

Utilise Ancestry Library Edition for your family history research.

FREE Digitising Service

Digitise your valuable archives – photos, slides, diaries and more…

Research Enquiries

Utilise our databases of archives and collection for your own research.

Significant Stories

One of our most significant stories is about the Queen Victoria Lithograph and how it came to the Waipā!