We’ve held some amazing exhibitions, fun activities and awesome workshops, check out things we’ve done here!

GAVIN GIFFORD GALLERY

Formal Friday 2.0 Exhibition

Due to popular demand, we have extended this exhibition until July 2021. This is a great opportunity for all that missed out on visiting this exhibition during Covid change of ...
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Formal Friday Exhibition

Our latest exhibition is what I would like to call a rapid response show- one that was created on a very short timeline in response to what is happening in ...
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Te Kōpuni Kura – Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Te Kōpuni Kura: Collected Treasures of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Te Kōpuni Kura is the name of the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa art collection. The name reflects what the collection ...
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TE OHONGA AKE

Te Ohanga Ake is a PHD exegesis exhibition describing visually, intergenerational knowledge exchange through Māori fibre arts. Te Kanawa, based in Te Kuiti, acknowledges her mother Diggeress Te Kanawa and ...
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Whatu Manawa – Matekino Lawless

Whatu Manawa Celebrating the Weaving of Matekino Lawless This exhibition showcases signatures works, chosen from a comprehensive collection of kete dating from the 1980s to the present, along side kakahu ...
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To The Dogs!

Back by popular demand! Explore the special relationship we have with dogs in all aspects of life! It is amazing how man's best friend has been part of our lives ...
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The Divine Remains

Something blooming wonderful is here! Don't miss this beautiful blooming exhibition by David Lupton, who has been photographing pressed flowers for the past six years, constant experimenting and refining his ...
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Pā Harakeke – Oriwa Morgan-Ward

The Open Artist Studio Project Te Awamutu Museum has developed a unique opportunity for artists to work with their collection. The Open Artist Studio project offers an artist the opportunity ...
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It’s all about US!

A co-creative, community led exhibition! You're invited to participate in understanding what you want to see in YOUR Museum. You are asked to 'leave your mark' with coloured dots, drawings, ...
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Through His Eyes – Phil Brown

Captivating imagery on show for a limited time! Phil Brown photographic exhibition curated by the Te Awamutu Museum staff, showing at the Te Awamutu Library, Community Room: Selwyn Lane, Te ...
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Toi Manawa: Celebrate the heart of the Landscape

For this exhibition, the landscape is defined as a visual interpretation of the artists' creative process. New, emerging and well-known artists who have ancestral connections, work or live in the ...
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FRONT PORCH GALLERY

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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PUBLIC PROGRAMMES

Matariki Workshops 2021

Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as she presents fun-filled creative activities for all ages about Matariki, this July School Holidays! ...
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April School Holiday Programme 2021

ANZAC CRAFTS A time of commemorations for New Zealanders and Australians who fought in the world wars. For the first ...
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Waitangi Day Activities 2021

A national day of affirming our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. What are the ways in which you are ...
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Christmas 2020 Creative Workshops!

Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as she presents fun-filled creative activities for all ages. We know it's the end of ...
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September School Holiday Activities 2020

Are you ready for the September - October School Holidays? Well we sure are! Join the lovely Oriwa Morgan-Ward as ...
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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo! Celebrate Māori Language Week with the Museum by attending the Tī Rākau Stick Game ...
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Celebrate Matariki with Creative Activities 2020

Matariki Workshops with Oriwa We're welcoming families to our public programmes during the July school holidays. Take a look at ...
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ANZAC COMMEMORATIONS 2020

This year Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia were in lockdown due to Covid-19 Usually the Museum would have activities for ...
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ACTIVITIES, WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS!

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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Tui & Tama’s Easter Egg Hunt!

Join Tui & Tama at the Museum for a fun filled afternoon of activities! We've been running the Tui & ...
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Cookies & Canvas

Kids! Come along and create a beautiful artwork, just in time for Christmas! December 18th, 20th & 23rd Two sessions ...
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Paint & Sip

We couldn't let the kids have all the fun! Come along to our special holiday season creative, social event! Create ...
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Waitangi Day 2019

Spend the end of your Summer at the Museum by celebrating Waitangi Day! Lots of creative arts - make your ...
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Balls Bullets, and Boots Exhibition

We're having a Ball! Join the Museum team and some extra special guests to celebrate the arrival of Balls Bullet ...
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Tui & Tama’s Spooktacular Halloween Party!

A Favourite Event for all Tui & Tama Club Members! Something spooky takes over the whole Museum for this spooktacular ...
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Coming These School Holidays!

Storytelling Workshop with Claudia! We are excited to bring you an amazing workshop for the kids. Lean how to use ...
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Maori Language Week 2017

Bring the kids along for a fun, creative workshop and learn Te Reo at the same time! To support Te ...
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Night at the Movies!

Looking to get out of the house these school holidays? Why not grab some friends and enjoy your favourite movies ...
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POU MATARIKI 2017

School Holiday Programme! Matariki – a seven star cluster appearing pre-dawn in the North-Eastern sky in late June early July, ...
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Author Vincent O’Malley visiting Te Awamutu Museum

An event not to miss! The Te Awamutu Museum is proud to be bringing New Zealand Historian and Author Vincent ...
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Family Movie Nights – The Dam Busters!

Join the Museum team for a free movie night at the Museum! In conjunction with the Dambusters exhibition, we are ...
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Tui & Tama’s Halloween Party!

Come along dressed up in an awesome costume, and join Tui and Tama for some spooky fun! There will be ...
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Crafty Eels School Holiday Programme (JULY 19-21)

 CRAFTY EELS July 19th - 21st Drop in between 11am -2pm for Eel themed activities! $2 per person, children must ...
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Pou Matariki School Holiday Program (JULY 13-14)

The Te Awamutu Museum welcomes artists Emanuel Dunn, Wally Archer and Oriwa Morgan-Ward to share their unique work with the ...
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Pacifica Music, Drums & Dance!

Join the Te Awamutu Museum Team and members from the Pacifica Arts Centre for a fabulous evening of music, dance ...
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International Museums Day 2016

Tui and Tama would like to invite all their friends to come and celebrate International Museums Day at the Te ...
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Kids Party Confidential – Te Awamutu Edition!

Australian Comedian Sean Murphy is bringing his hit show to Te Awamutu for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, ...
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Dig It Returning April 2016!

Our popular holiday programme from 2015 is back! Be in quick to secure your child's place at Dig It, running ...
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Fantastic Flora and Fauna

Come and celebrate the new mural at Te Awamutu Museum by getting involved with our Fantastic Flora and Fauna school ...
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Dig it! at Te Awamutu Museum

These July School Holidays, get your kids down to the Museum so they can try their hand at archaeology! Spaces are limited, so book ...
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‘Take only photographs, leave only footprints’

Join the Te Awamutu Museum Team as they celebrate International Museums Day 2015! Take a photo in the photo booth, ...
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