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.

Update for Level 2

The Research Room will be unavailable during level 2. However, we are still taking research enquires and have extended the 15mins to 1 hour of FREE research time. 

To access this please go through normal channels of research enquires. Remember, there may be extended times for staff to be in contact with you. Thank you for your patience.

Make your own MASK

If you’re wondering how to make your own designer mask, check out this website here!

Here are some great examples with a message to cover up when you’re out and about!


Museum Closed During Level 3

Due to government requirements, all local services like the Museum are closed until further notice. Please check our online social media for updates and digital takeaways. We’ll keep your lockdown interesting and full of fun activities to do.



For all local council services you can check the website or Facebook.

Museum supports Children’s Day 2021

Pirates and princesses welcome at the Te Awamutu Museum for Children’s Day 7th March 2021! 

As part of Children’s Day 2021, March 7, the Te Awamutu Museum has programmed several activities around the street block for all the pirates and princesses attending this year’s pantomime – ‘The Pirate and the Princess’.

Tui & Tama’s Tamariki Trail is supported by Oranga Tamariki, Children’s Day national coordinators, Countdown and local business Hoops & Scoops. For any children and families waiting for the show can stroll up to the Museum and participate in some free, creative and cool activities like –

  • Pirate and princess face painting,
  • Pirate and princess badge making and,
  • Make a pirate patch or princess crown.

Anne Blyth Museum’s and Heritage Director is excited about the opportunity to open to the public, especially for children’s day on the Sunday “The Museum Team is really looking forward to joining the Children’s Day celebrations for the first time this year. The team have some awesome activities planned and are excited to join the other local community services to in celebrating this important day.”

The Museum will be open from 9am-1pm Sunday 7th March, with the participation of the New Zealand Fire Service, The New Zealand Police and the FREE children’s day play on the same block.

It is set to be loads of fun so if you’re attending the pantomime check out Te Awamutu Museum’s Face Book event posts and come into the Museum to pick up your free treasure map showing you what and where each activity will be on the day.

Look out for the free vouchers and spot prizes!

Any queries please contact the Te Awamutu Museum 07 8720085 or email museum@waipadc.govt.nz



Our Christmas and New Year hours:

Closed, from Wednesday 23rd December 12.00pm

Closed from 24th December 2020 to 10th January 2021

Open from Monday 11th January 10.00aam-4.00pm Monday – Friday

Open Saturday 10.00am-2.00pm