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

Celebrate Matariki with Kiwi!

New T&T Club 6 month booklet out now!

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!

Kōrero mai

Get in touch

+64 (07) 872 0085


Te Awamutu Museum

Education & Research Centre

55 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu

Aotearoa New Zealand

Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Saturdays: 10am-2pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Public Holidays: 10am-2pm

Christmas & New Year: Closed midday Tuesday 24th December 2024 – Monday 6th January 2025

Easter: CLOSED Good Friday 29th March 2024

Haere mai

Visit us


Koha Donations are appreciated

Group visitors – please call reception one week prior to book your visit.

This will ensure staff have confirmed your booking and will make the necessary arrangements you require. 

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