Looking for that unique gift to give friends, family and visitors created here in the Waipā? Te Awamutu Museum is proud to announce a new range of merchandise, now exclusively available at the Museum!

If you have been looking for something different that embodies our local history and tells the amazing story of people, places and events that only happened here in the Waipā, then look no further than our very own Te Awamutu Museum.

A unique merchandise range for sale has been created to showcase key items from the Museum Collection and their amazing associated stories. The Museum objects are: The Queen Victoria Lithograph, Te Hokioi Printing Press, a trio of kete muka and a trio of pounamu hei tiki. Each item sold is accompanied by a free bookmark outlining the fascinating stories of the objects. The idea behind the range was not only to highlight our amazing collection but also to ensure the use of local suppliers and all products had a functionality and use for all ages.

All the designs were created in house by Exhibitions Co-Ordinator Henriata Nicholas, who says “people often ask us for merchandise that really speaks about local history. Today, after a long time in development, we are excited to bring this range and its stories to life in everyday things you can use or buy for friends and visitors alike”. “We have utilised local printers who have sourced us products that don’t break the bank, but do have a function and perhaps will spark some enjoyment”.

Museum Director Anne Blyth says of the range; “we are always seeking new ways to share our collection and the amazing history of our district. Our new range of Museum Shop Merchandise provides another great avenue achieve this, when you purchase from our new range you are not only buying a unique and quality product you are also receiving a slice of our history and providing support to the Museum”.

The range includes neo skin notebooks in a small range of colours, 100% natural cotton re-useable tote bags, and twelve different types of postcards, magnets, badges and keyrings. For those who are into a deal, we have combo sets of each object range available that includes a notebook, tote bag, and three postcards.

You can purchase this range exclusively at the Te Awamutu Museum shop – Miss Jefferson’s Museum Shop of Curious. Come in and browse the shop, another reason to stop in and check out the Te Awamutu Museum.