Welcome to Miss Jefferson’s Curios, our Museum shop full of interesting books and specially designed merchandise based on objects and taonga from the collection! 

Our Museum Shop is named after one of the founding committee members of the Te Awamutu Historical Society, Miss Christina Jefferson (1890_1974). Miss Jefferson was a teacher, anthropologist, researcher and author. One of her areas of research focused on the Moriori which Miss Jefferson completed on the Chatham Islands.

We really enjoy people visiting us and calling into the shop so we can help them find that unique gift for that special someone! Our collection merchandise showcase a specific cultural craft or has a particular historic connection to the people who developed the district of Waipā and is exclusively sold here!

Miss Jefferson’s Curios is located in the front entrance of the Museum and is open during normal Museum opening hours. For all enquiries, please call us on 07 872 0085.

Our Museum curios collectibles include:

FROM THE MUSEUM COLLECTION – A number of merchandise items based on objects from the collection and reproduced into a notebook, re-usable bag, postcards, keyrings, badges, fridge magnets and bookmarks. You can purchase each item separately or there is a combo pack which includes a re-useable bag, postcards and notebook. Each item is bound with special packaging giving the object number along with interesting information.

I LOVE TE AWAMUTU MUSEUM – A lovely Museum re-useable cup exclusive to this Museum, with it’s own box.

TUI & TAMA MERCHANDISE – We have two amazing mascots that love to share great stories and fun activities with the kids. We have some branded merchandise for that special child who loves unique collectibles – pencil case, colouring pencils and drink bottles.

BOOKS – we have a number of great books for sale on the following categories: Local History/ Colonial, New Zealand Wars, First World War and General.

FROM THE MUSEUM COLLECTION

A number of merchandise items based on objects from the collection and reproduced into a notebook, re-usable bag, postcards, keyrings, badges, fridge magnets and bookmarks. You can purchase each item separately or there is a combo pack which includes a re-useable bag, postcards and notebook. Each item is bound with special packaging giving the object number along with interesting information.

This  lithograph is an exquisite  exemplar reproduction of a painted portrait of the British imperial family. Franz Xavier Winterhalter, painter to the Royal Courts of Europe, completed this image in 1846. The Parisian lithographer, Alphonse Leon Noel,  copied it on commission a year later.

How did this remarkable picture find its way to Te Awamutu? Click this link to read more about this amazing story.

Design based on the Museum objectLithograph 4068: Queen Victoria and Royal Consort Prince Albert with five of their nine children. Portrait 1846, Lithograph 1847. Te Awamutu Museum collection established 1935, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Eco re-usable bag 130gsm unblenched natural cotton long handles 420mm(h) x 380mm(w) with exclusive museum print in three colours – Black, Blue and Red.

$12.00 each

All products are GST included. Online picture may differ from the original.

Design based on the Museum objectLithograph 4068: Queen Victoria and Royal Consort Prince Albert with five of their nine children. Portrait 1846, Lithograph 1847. Te Awamutu Museum collection established 1935, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Notebook 80 lined pages 210mm(h) x 14.3mm(w), elastic closure band, bookmark ribbon. Soft touch neoskin finished with exclusive white museum print in three notebook colours – Black, Blue and Red.

$15.00 each

All products are GST included. Online picture may differ from the original.

Design based on the Museum objectLithograph 4068: Queen Victoria and Royal Consort Prince Albert with five of their nine children. Portrait 1846, Lithograph 1847. Te Awamutu Museum collection established 1935, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Badge 35mm diameter button badge 0.06 mylar cover + safety clip with exclusive Queen Victoria print in – Black, Blue or Red print.

$3.00 each

Keyring 35mm diameter button badge 0.06 mylar cover + metal chain link and ring with exclusive Queen Victoria print in – Black, Blue or Red print.

$5.00 each

Fridge Magnet 35mm diameter button badge 0.06 mylar cover + 20mm diameter magnet with exclusive Queen Victoria print in – Black, Blue or Red print.

$5.00 each

All products are GST included. Online picture may differ from the original. Varied size is to show design only.

Design based on the Museum objectLithograph 4068: Queen Victoria and Royal Consort Prince Albert with five of their nine children. Portrait 1846, Lithograph 1847. Te Awamutu Museum collection established 1935, Aotearoa New Zealand.

The merchandise set is comprised of a notebook, tote bag and a set of postcards. Choose from a – Black, Blue or Red combination set.

$25.00 each

Keep cup 75mm did x 125mm(h), re-usable 340ml glass cup with secure push on silicone lid and wide heat-resistant silicone logo printed band. This is an eco-friendly alternative to single use paper cups and comes with its own unbleached cardboard gift box. This is not dishwasher safe and had washing is recommended. Only comes in one colour as shown in the picture.

$15.00 each

All products are GST included. Online picture may differ from the original.

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Tui & Tama Museum Mascots

Tui is a cheeky and mischievous bird that loves to talk and show visitors around the Museum. Tama is a wise tuatara that loves to share stories. They enjoy engaging with kids to teach them all there is to know about history to learn, activities to do in the Museum and get creative for special programs just for club members. The Tui & Tama Club is a free membership open to kids from 5-12years. You get invited to special events designed only for club members. Ask at our reception how you can register your child.

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We have a number of books for sale and some that can only be bought through this Museum…more info to come

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