The Waikato Wars occurred in and around the Waipā District. The Museum holds a large collection of items relating to the sites and campaigns of the land wars and you can see some of these here.
Every collection has highlights, here are our showcase items that are significant regionally, nationally and internationally. These 11 objects highlight how unique and diverse the collection is.
Explore a unique collection that contains Māori cultural treasures that include whakairo (wood carving), mahi kōhatu (worked stone), te whare pora (Māori textiles) and other taonga that is unique to New Zealand.
Discover taonga Māori, European and settler artefacts describing Waipā narratives from the Museum collection being utilised by Te Ara Wai Journeys website app.