Event Guide

Powered by:

Te Haerenga the Journey: Toward Te Whare Taonga O Waikato

Te Haerenga the Journey: Toward Te Whare Taonga O Waikato

Sorry this event has been and gone


  • Wed 22 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 23 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 24 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 25 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 26 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • View all sessions


Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Waikato Museum

Thirty years ago this October, a purpose-built museum opened in Grantham Street, Hamilton.

This event was the culmination of years of planning and community activism. While the journey toward a new museum was long and not always easy, the resulting institution has played a crucial role in promoting the arts and educating the public.

Through several name changes and shifts in direction, Waikato Museum has consistently reflected the values and spirit of the community it serves, while exposing Waikato people and visitors to the region to fresh ideas and challenges.

On the occasion of the Museum’s anniversary, this exhibition remembers the obstacles and opportunities involved in setting up the new Museum as well as its forerunner institutions. In doing so, it reclaims the story of a grassroots movement for cultural change receding in public memory as the years pass.

Although not a complete history, it also briefly considers some of the many highlights and strengths developed during the Museum’s three decades of operation in its current location, as well as key people and factors involved in establishing the institution.

Related Events

How to get your Event listed

To have your Event appear on NZHerald Events, go to www.eventfinda.co.nz who supply the event listings for this site.

Click here to add your Event now!
Powered by:

© Copyright 2018, NZME. Publishing Limited