ASK ME

ASK ME

Kerrin Carr, the Museum Educator Faciliator, will be running a series of “ASK ME” drop in sessions during July School Holidays.

Starting Wednesday 13th July, take the opportunity to call into the Museum and ask Kerrin all about the amazing Enriching you Local Curriculum (ELC) programmes. These are specially targeted at Teachers and Home School Parens from ECE through to HIgh School levels!

“ASK ME”

  • How long are the programmes?
  • What programmes should we be looking at?
  • Can you come into our school and talk to our teams?
  • Can you co-design a programme with us?
  • Can we include an online element?
  • How are you integrating Aotearoa New Zealand’s history curriculum into programmes?
  • Are programmes hands-on, authentic and interactive?
  • How do you enrich the local curriculum?
  • Where do we start?

Dates: 13th, 14th 15th, 20th, 21st & 22nd July 2022.

Times: 10am-12pm & 1.30pm-3pm

Bookings: Drop in style

Come on into the Museum, up in the mezzanine kids activity area and bring lots of questions, we’re ready to welcome you in!

Matariki 2022!

Matariki 2022!

We are celebrating Māori New Year with FREE

art and craft activities and a Matariki Star Hunt!

Fun for all the whānau! Come on in and find your lucky star!

Museum Closed

Museum Closed

He Panui!

The Te Awamutu Museum will be closed Thursday 16th June, reopening Friday 17th June. We’re sorry if this inconveniences any of our visitors, however, you can still check out some of our online offerings like our collections online at https://collection.tamuseum.org.nz/explore
#CollectionsOnline #waipāhistory #welovehistory
Tui & Tama’s Autumn Leaf Hunt

Tui & Tama’s Autumn Leaf Hunt

A fun activity open to members and non-members of the Tui & Tama Kids Club!

Come in and find the Autumn leaves scattered around the Museum, learn why leaves change colour, choose a leaf to add to our Autumn tree, and go into the draw for one of two Prize Packs! Prizes drawn 31st May 2022

Date: 9th May 2022

Time: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm

Cost: FREE

Open to: Everyone

Open: All ages

All children must have adult supervision. Please be aware there may be limits on capacity so please check with reception on the day.

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Gold Qualmark

Te Awamutu Museum receives Qualmark Gold Award

Date: 21 Apr 2022, 4:50 pm

Te Awamutu Museum has been recognised for its sustainable tourism practices, achieving a Qualmark Gold Award.

Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, that independently validates tourism businesses that are of a high standard. It is an internationally recognised qualification for tourism businesses around New Zealand.

Waipā District Councils Museums and Heritage Director, Anne Blyth said the Te Awamutu Museum Team are delighted to have been awarded the Qualmark Gold Award.

“The process to apply for an award is very thorough and has taken some time to work through and with the added interruptions due to COVID-19, so it is great to finally gain the final seal of approval that signifies Te Awamutu Museum has one of the most high quality experiences New Zealand has to offer.”

“Not only does the award provide our visitors with the assurance that our Museum has been independently validated as a quality tourism business. It also provides instant recognition for our customers that our Museum will deliver a quality experience.”

The evaluation was undertaken at the start of February 2022 by a Qualmark Tourism Business Advisor.

Feedback the Te Awamutu Museum Team received during the evaluation assessment was the Te Awamutu Museum were one of the most prepared companies they had seen in quite some time and congratulated them on the level of detail and information provided.

The evaluation covers four main areas, economic, environment and culture, social/people and health and safety.

Acting Community Services Manager Brad Ward said the award is great recognition of the dedicated work the team does to ensure they deliver a high-quality Museum experience.

“It is an awesome accomplishment for Te Awamutu Museum t and Waipā District Council. The team do fantastic work to connect visitors with the regions rich heritage and taonga, so an award such as this reinforces the mahi and passion behind the scenes.”

“Te Awamutu Museum will be proudly displaying the Qualmark Gold Award as evidence we are committed to protecting our beautiful natural environment, enhancing connections with our local communities, whilst delivering a quality, safe experience for all visitors.”

The Te Awamutu Museum will continue to work with Qualmark to develop future ideas and opportunities to ensure the experience is constantly improving for visitors.

For further information please contact Te Awamutu Museum museum@waipadc.govt.nz

Te Awamutu Museum – 135 Roche Street, Te Awamutu.

Trish Seddon (Museum Administer/Visitor Host) and Anne Blyth (Director of Museum and Heritage).

Summer Fun Hunt

Summer Fun Hunt

Get ready for the Tui & Tama Summer Fun Hunt and Giveaway!

Starts 1st February, closed 28th February 2022. Find 6 Summer Fun images around the Museum, answer the 2 questions and go into the giveaway to WIN a cool Summer Fun Prize Pack! (2 packs to give away) Open to Tui & Tama Club existing and new members. It’s FREE and easy to join!
Time: Now until 28th February 2022 4.30pm
Cost: FREE
Type: Tui & Tama existing and new Club Members Activity/ Craft/ Prize pack
Ages: All ages with adult supervision
New members: Register at the Museum, it’s easy to fill in the form and start your activity.