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Taupo Museum

Experience Taupo's interesting natural and human history. View NZ art (exhibition and sale). Enjoy the tranquil Ora Garden of Wellbeing, a living exhibit said to capture the essence of the central North Island.

Collection Type
Art, History, Maritime, Military, Natural History, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconStory Place, Taupo
Telephone number icon64-7-3760414
Web address iconhttp://www.taupo.govt.nz/museum
Email address icontaupomuseum@taupo.govt.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address iconStory Place, Taupo, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 10.00am-4.30pm
Charges icon$5 Adults; $3 Seniors and Students Free to Children and Local Residents

Wheelchair accessReference LibraryParkingShopFunction SpaceGuided TourPublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets
Art Galleries, Garden of National significance


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Still Playing With Fire

Still Playing with Fire follows the successful 2015 exhibition Playing with Fire, by award-winning artist and former Taupō resident Fiona Tunnicliffe and other ceramic artists. Still Playing with Fire has been ...

Dates: 23-Jun-2018, 24-Jun-2018

Soul Is Eternal - Wayne Hansen

Wayne is a self taught artist and solo father. The delicate pyrography works in this exhibition are the result of a spiritual journey that took eight years and huge dedication to produce. The repetitious nature of wood ...

Dates: 23-Jun-2018, 24-Jun-2018

Mirror Magic

Prepare to be dazzled as Mirror Magic takes you beyond the looking glass and into the crazy back-to-front, upside down world of reflections and light. The incredible properties of mirrors inspire people from all ...

Dates: 02-Jul-2018, 03-Jul-2018, 04-Jul-2018, 05-Jul-2018, 06-Jul-2018, 07-Jul-2018 View more sessions

Shadow Puppetry Performance: CANCELLED

Shadow puppetry is an ancient art form still enjoyed by audiences today. In China, shadow plays were popular during the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties, and often based on Chinese legends and folk ...

Dates: 13-Jul-2018

Chinese Opera Workshop

Following a number of live performances during our Winter Festival, the visiting Suzhou Opera group will share their expertise and stories during an interactive workshop at Taupō Museum. Learn what it takes to become an ...

Dates: 15-Jul-2018