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Te Awamutu Museum showcases Waipā district history through amazing storytelling, events & kids activities, educational programmes, and arts & cultural engagements in the Museum and through mobile district tours - Te Ara Wai Journeys.

Te Awamutu Museum is situated in Waipā district, within Waikato. A touchpoint for visitors to learn about local history, social development and bi-cultural collaborations between Māori and settlers from 1823, through amazing objects and engaging stories. Understand the reasons why British soldiers invaded the Waikato 1863, the locations, who was involved, and its impact on the Waipā communities that are still being felt today. Visit Uenuku - talisman of the Tainui people and the oldest taonga Māori object in Aotearoa New Zealand. Uenuku a highlight of Te Māori exhibition 1984 in the U.S.A still attracts interest from local and international visitors.

Do you know about Te Ara Wai Journeys? Start your journey at the Museum

Facilities and Services


Business Hours
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Closed Sun, Open Public Holidays except Christmas and New Year
Months of Operation
All Year


Proximity To Airport
25mins drive to Hamilton Airport
Proximity To Coach Terminal
10mins walk from bus terminal in Te Awamutu
Proximity To Town
2min walk to Te Awamutu main township


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