SHOWING IN THE GALLERIES
WAIPĀ: NGĀ TAONGA TUKU IHO
This encapsulates three long-term social history galleries that form an overview of life pre-European through to the industrial achievements of the 1960’s. Interpretive stories, historical accounts, objects and taonga Māori visualise treasured moments in the development of the Waipā from early Māori occupation to European settlers. Discover distinctive landscapes. Connect with the people who shaped this land. Experience the district’s uniqueness.
Gavin Gifford Gallery
A long-term gallery used for all types of displays, internally and externally developed and touring exhibitions.
FRONT PORCH GALLERY
This is a short-term community gallery. The gallery highlights stories and visual displays created by the Museum or the local community. Small exhibitions around the Museum collection, specific anniversary celebrations, commemorations, community projects, arts, and more are captured here and are on show for a short time.
TE ARA WAI JOURNEY GALLERY
This gallery is the first stop on your free self-guided journey of culturally significant sites through the Waipā district. On show are taonga objects related to the amazing stories connected to this landscape. Map out your journey from here and don’t forget to ask about the new Te Ara Wai Journey merchandise especially created for your trip around the district.
Te Ara Wai Journeys – experience places of local and national importance, and discover unique stories told by local experts.
An exchange of gifts between Queen Victoria and the people of Rangiaowhia.read more