We’re in Covid Level 3!

The Museum is Closed

Following today’s press conference, it has been confirmed that the Waipa District will be entering Alert Level 3 restrictions as at 11.59pm tonight until next Monday night.

What does this mean for the Museum? Sadly, we are closed until the district is back in level 2.

What about School Holiday activities? All our virtual packs are still available for you to pick up until 4.00pm today. On Monday 11th October we should know what level we will be in and give you another update.

How can you keep connected to us? We will be issuing updates on our website, Facebook and Instagram.

What can you do while we are closed in Level 3? Instead of heading out and about, discover Te Ara Wai Journeys online at www.tearawai.nz on your home computer or device. It’s easy to log on just go to the website and you’re digitally taken to any one of our six sites.

Our message to you all! Keep safe, be kind, get tested if you need to, vaccinate if you can and we’ll see you all soon!

Kia maia, kia manawanui kia ora tatou katoa

The Museum is going Batty!

The Museum is going Batty!

The Museum is going Batty!

Due to Covid levels, visitors may be a bit weary to attend events. The Te Awamutu Museum has made a call to change their afternoon indoor event to a week long trail, making it easier for families to come in and enjoy finding bats around the Museum. “Covid is really making it difficult for families to enjoy Museum events, so we are inviting everyone to pop into the Museum for Tui & Tama’s Great Bat Trail!” Come in to the Museum for our special Halloween Giveaway competition – find all the coloured bats, enter the prize draw and get a special Tui & Tama Badge!

Date: Saturday 23rd – Saturday 30th October 2021

Time: Museum Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm and Sat 10am-2pm.


Open: 5-12yrs

All children must have adult supervision, and be a registered member of the Tui & Tama ClubPlease be aware there may be limits on capacity so please check with reception on the day.

Museum Education Newsletter September

The Museum Education Newsletter is out now!

Time to get your calendars ready for next term. Whatever level we are in, I can collaborate with you on achieving your learning outcomes for Term 4. I’m also looking forward to talking with you about the coming 2022 school year. Check out the online version here!


Tui & Tama’s New Friends!


Tui & Tama’s Find-our-Friend Giveaway!

We have some new game tables up in the mezzanine that introduce Tui & Tama’s new friends. Meet these new friends by spotting them around the Museum, then get an entry form from reception, fill it in and go into the draw for two prize packs.

As Tui & Tama Club Members, you’ll receive a special friends badge!

Don’t worry if you’re not a club member yet, you can sign up on our website here or call into the Museum and pick up a registration form, it’s FREE!

Draw closes 1st October at 4.00pm


We’re excited to move down through the levels to be open for our visitors. We have a few things in place to make your visit safe and still enjoyable.

For your safety we’ve activated a few procedures for all Museum goers and staff. These are;

  • A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the museum at a maximum of 30 minutes inside the facility (if we have people waiting).
  • There will also be restrictions in place on the number of people allowed in each gallery.
  • Staff will be regularly sanitising any commonly used surfaces.
  • There will be no events or public programmes while in level 2, and no children interactives available indulging puzzles and toys.
  • Do ask at our front desk for Museum activity trails, keep an eye on our Facebook or digital takeaway programmes.