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Te Awamutu Museum - Education & Research Centre

General Information

55 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu 3800

07 872 0085

Opening Times - Check before visiting as might change

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Public Holidays: 10am-2pm
Easter: CLOSED Good Friday
Christmas/New Year: Closed intermittently, best practice is to call and confirm

We champion Waipā’s History by sharing powerful and relevant stories with experiences that activate, transform and build connectedness within our community and nation. Located in the centre of the rich and diverse history of the Waipā district, the Te Awamutu Museum – Education & Research Centre offers visitors amazing visual presentations and interpretation of key points of its social history, based on its successful education programmes. Visitors are treated to activated learning experiences through interactive inquiry, historic taonga stories, recreational play, discovery trails and digital showcases.
Notes for Cardholders

Standing and Queuing
We don't usually have queues to deal with here. If you like we can take you to a seat, and serve you there.
Level Access
Our building has accessible parking and a ramp to access the rear entry but prior arrangements must be made as this not a public entrance. There are 3 steps used to access the main gallery spaces and front entrance.
Our building is not large and there is plenty of seating throughout that you are welcome to use. Our accessible parking is 20m away from the ramp.
Urgent Toilet Access
We have 1 accessible toilet/family and 4 standard toilets. If you present this icon to us we will ensure you are next to use the toilet in a discrete way.
Disability Assist Dogs
We comply with the NZ law with respect to Disability Assistance Dogs. The staff will offer you water for your dog and will indicate the nearest place for the dog to relieve itself.
Essential Companions
We do not require payment to enter so your companion is more than welcome if they want to purchase something or not.
Difficulty Accessing Visual Information
Through the Training, the staff are well-informed about adapting their communication and assisting individuals who are blind or have low vision. They can assist you to a seat and guide you a seat / Toilet if required.
Difficulty Accessing Audible Information
Through the training that the staff have done with the Hāpai Access Card, they are aware of how they can modify how they communicate with you. This includes making sure you can see their face when speaking, speaking clearly, use of pen and paper and being patient. The staff are aware of the NZ Relay service, so please use this if you think it appropriate when ringing if needed.
Hidden Disabilities
Through the staff's training, they are generally aware of hidden disabilities. Please speak to them about how they can assist in making your time with us extraordinary.
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