Tui & Tama’s Eco Expo

Tui & Tama’s Eco Expo

Our Tui & Tama’s Eco Expo has been moved to Children’s Day March 6th 2022!

A great celebration for current and new members! You’re invited to attend this fun event with a focus on learning about our local environment and ecosystems. Due to current uncertainty around level changes, the Museum is moving this great event for our Tui & Tama Club Members to Children’s Day next year. You will receive an activity passport to collect stamps from each station. In return you will get a special limited edition Tui & Tama badge!

You will participate in activities like face painting, meet a DOC Conversation dog, learn about recycling, make a bug-hotel and more!

Register: By 1st March 2022

Date: Sunday 6th March 2022

Time: 10.30am-1.30pm

Cost: FREE

Type: Drop in style

Ages: All ages with adult supervision


DOC Conservation Dog

Meet an amazing conservation dog and their handler, and listen to how they work together to save our natural environments.


Tali from Sanctuary Mountain

Presenting workshops on pests.


Waipā District Council Zero Waste

Come test your knowledge, can you recycle right Waipā? Spot prizes for zero waste tips! find out what you can be doing to minimise waste.


Make a Bug-Hotel

We’ll give you the materials and know-how to make a bug-hotel you get to take home.


Face painting with Oriwa

Choose from butterflies, bees, birds and flowers.


Christmas Decorations

Tui & Tama themed decorations you make, colour in and take home or put on our Christmas Parade Float tree!


All children must have adult supervision. Please be aware there may be limits on capacity so please check with reception on the day.

2023 A new start, a new space!

2023 A new start, a new space!

The Museum Team is excited to have a pop up Museum at Rickets Road, Te Awamutu next year. 

We’ll be sure to let you know the exact date we are opening once we’ve gotten everything set up and ready for you to come visit us again.

In the meantime rest assured our staff are continuing to make sure all the collection objects and Taonga are safe while the Museum is closed to public.

Wishing you and your whānau a happy festive break.

While we are closed you could:
• Check out our collection on-line https://collection.tamuseum.org.nz

• Grab a Te Ara Wai brochure and head out to some of the sites of heritage significance in the District (brochures are located outside the Museum’s front door)

• Pick up a copy of Clue-go and activate your family’s knowledge about local history (Clue-go booklets are located outside the Museum’s front door)

Tui & Tama’s Christmas Parade 2022

Tui & Tama’s Christmas Parade 2022

We had such a great time with you all at the

Te Awamutu Christmas Parade on the 4th December!

Hope you got some of our give-aways – Tui & Tama Tattoos, balloons and activity trails!

He Panui

A word from our Director of Museum and Heritage – Anne Blyth.

Tēnā koutou katoa,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, 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 LEOTC@waipadc.govt.nz 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 museum@waipadc.govt.nz.

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 https://collection.tamuseum.org.nz/explore
  • 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 www.tearawai.nz and head out to some of the sites of heritage significance in the District

We recommend schools and ECE contact the Museum Educator Kerrin Carr for information about education programmes either email LEOTC@waipadc.govt.nz or phone +64798 47310.

For all enquiries contact museum@waipadc.govt.nz and also check out the council and Museum FB pages for updates. Information can be found here: https://bit.ly/3MJCTXs

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

  • Collections online here: https://collection.tamuseum.org.nz/explore
  • Out front of the Museum we have some FREE whānau activity brochures like – Te Ara Wai Journeys and Clue Gos.
  • Visit the Waipā District Council foyer to see one of our amazing Museum collection displays.
  • Check out Te Ara Wai Journeys online at www.tearawai.nz

Ka kite anō

Anne Blyth

Tui & Tama Great Bat Trail 2022

Tui & Tama Great Bat Trail 2022

Welcome one and all to the spookiest time of the year!

It’s the Tui & Tama Great Bat Trail 2022! Join us in the Museum as you work your way around to find the amazing coloured bats, hiding amongst some of the galleries. Find all the bats in the activity sheet and receive a Pekapeka badge!

The Great Bat Trail starts 22nd October, running through to 5th November!

We are sincerely sorry, but this event is postponed for now. Check back for updates soon!