FRONT PORCH GALLERY

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!


Kia Kaha te Reo Māori

Kia Kaha te Reo Māori

Celebrating Māori Language Month at the Museum!

Nau mai, hoki mai ki te whare taonga o Te Awamutu.

We have a month long exhibition celebrating te reo Māori for the month of September on the Front Porch Gallery. Ae, that’s right! Come in and see some Museum collection taonga objects with their te reo name and broaden your knowledge of te reo in the Museum environment.

Please note when visiting the Museum you may be required to wear a face covering and sign in with the contact tracing app or sign in manually then sanitise. We make it easier and safer to experience the Museum throughout the different Covid Levels.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa!


Family History Month

Researching history can be an adventure! This exhibition highlighted the journey of some of our most significant taonga Māori, objects, ...
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Matariki Events 2021

Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou 2021! Happy Māori New Year 2021! Matariki is a special time to celebrate the ...
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ANZAC Commemoration 2021

We will remember them... This is a Museum created exhibition about how locals from Waipā commemorate ANZAC. It highlights how ...
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Wishing Wall 2020-2021

Wishing Wall This interactive wall is a fun way for everyone to make a wish for Christmas 2020 or New ...
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Resilience Resistance Remembrance

"Resilience Resistance and Remembrance" is an internal exhibition developed for the Front Porch Gallery, scheduled to be shown twice a year ...
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Waikato Wars commemorations Feb-Apr 2021

During the coming months there are a number of commemorations of the Waikato Wars in the district of Waipā. February ...
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100 Years of Secondary Education in Te Awamutu

Celebrating 100 years of Secondary Education in Te Awamutu "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!" This exhibition is to celebrate ...
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Kaleidoscope of Colour

Supporting Autism Awareness Month The Te Awamutu Museum has been celebrating Autism Awareness Month by showcasing local Enrich+ artists art ...
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Sacred Spaces – Karen Nicholson

Photographic Exhibition Local artist, designer and photographer Karen Nicholson shares her love of nature and the beauty by showcasing her ...
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Guess the Mystery Object?

Can you identify the weird and wacky objects from our collection?! This is an interactive exhibition where we ask you ...
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Museum Education on Display

Education Exhibitions on the Front Porch Te Awamutu Museum has been taking a creative approach to heritage education and exhibitions ...
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Chunuk Bair Commemoration

Te Awamutu RSA and Museum commemorate Chunuk Bair Saturday 8th August will mark 100 years since the ANZAC forces took the ...
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