This gallery highlights stories and visual displays created by the Museum about local community topics. We also utilise this space to highlight amazing collection taonga objects, specific anniversary celebrations, community projects, arts, and more. To find out what we currently have on show check out our Facebook or call in to the Museum at 135 Roche Street, Te Awamutu. This space is always changing with new, vibrant and meaningful displays, so it’s always good to check up on what’s happening our Front Porch!

Matariki Star Constellation

Matariki Star Constellation

Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou! Happy Māori New Year!

Matariki is a special time to celebrate the rising of the star cluster that heralds in the Māori New Year. It’s a time to create a foundation of positive growth and development.

Join us this month in the Museum for loads of fun and creative activities. Matariki Star Constellation is where visitors are invited to make or choose a star, write your name or a positive wish on the star, then add it to our Matariki Star Constellation.

A simple way to spread good wishes at this time of year!

July 2021

Kaleidoscope of Colour

An exhibition celebrating and supporting Autism Awareness Month, April 2021, with local artists on show. This is an annual event on our exhibition calendar, showcasing the amazing talents of Te Awamutu Enrich+ artists. The artists attend a weekly creative program at the Rosebank Art House in Te Awamutu with Teresa Siemonek. All art on show is for sale, a great way to purchase local creative talent. Showing on the Front Porch Gallery for the month of... read more

Wishing Wall 2020-2021

Wishing Wall This interactive wall is a fun way for everyone to make a wish for Christmas 2020 or New Year 2021 for someone special or yourself. Choose a beautiful coloured butterfly, write or draw a picture of your wish and add it to the wall. This exhibition has captured some very moving and interesting wishes and comments from the community. Such an honour to record your wishes here at the Museum. Help us fill the wall with stunning colourful... read more

Resilience Resistance Remembrance

“Resilience Resistance and Remembrance” is an internal exhibition developed for the Front Porch Gallery, scheduled to be shown twice a year once around April/March to commemorate the 1864 Waikato British Invasion of the Waikato within the district of Waipā, and for the month of October to commemorate Rā Maumahara, New Zealand Day of Commemorations 28th October. The content of this exhibition gives visitors an overview to how Aotearoa New Zealand adopted Rā Maumahara, New Zealand Day of Commemorations 28th October, revealing Waipā district’s connection to the Waikato Wars and the local school students that carried the kaupapa vision of change. From time to time, we will bring out different taonga from the battles and often show ‘The Battle of Ō-Rākau’ the movie ‘Ake, Ake, Ake!’ 10th October – 20th November 2020 18th February – 27th March... read more

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