Useful Links

Te Aroha i-Site Visitor Information Centre
As a visitor to Te Aroha, the Centre should be your first port of call.  As well as experienced staff the Centre has lots of information, maps, publications and other tourism services to help you enjoy your stay and get the most out of our beautiful town and district.  Visit Website

Morrinsville Museum
Morrininsville Museum in nearby Morrinsville features the McDonald cottage, displays of Maori tools, school items, childhood toys and dairy farm items.  Visit Website

Hamilton and Waikato Regional Tourism
Click here to visit the official tourism website for the Hamilton and Waikato Region, New Zealand.  Visit Website

Matamata Museum - Firth Tower
The Firth Tower Historical Museum incorporates the original homestead, the Methodist Church built in 1914, the original Okoroire Post Office and Selwyn School together with a Kaimai Tunnel Display. Visit Website

NZ Museums
Connect to NZ Museums to view Te Aroha & District Museum and museums from around New Zealand.  Visit Website

Thank you to our Funders

Our Museum is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and funded through entry fees, donations and membership.  We would also like to thank our funders who include: Matamata-Piako District Council; Trust Waikato; Pub Charity Limited; Grassroots Trust Limited (Te Aroha); Te Papa Tongarewa Helping Hands Grant, Te Paerangi; Rotary International; and The Roy and Enid Nicol Trust.


Join the Te Aroha and District Museum

Become a member of the Museum and enjoy free entry and know that you are helping to support this important treasure which preserves and informs Te Aroha's rich and interesting past for future generations.

     Individual membership  $10
     Family membership  $15

Membership fees are due annually and can be paid on-line.  Please use our Contact page or speak to staff at the Museum if you wish to become a member.



If you would like to make a donation to the Museum, you may do so at the Museum or on-line, use our Contact page to get in touch.  Donations are very important to the Museum and are always very gratefully received. 


Genealogy and History enquiries

The Museum can help with local genealogy or history enquiries.  Staff can undertake this research for a modest fee or you can enquire about doing your own research in the Eunice Cullen Library and reference room.  Historic photos from the archives can also be purchased for a modest fee.  Use our Contact page to get in touch about this or come and see us at the Museum.

Ph: +64 (0)7 884 4427 


The Domain
102 Whitaker Street
Te Aroha 3320
New Zealand


ADULTS $5.00
Ages 5-16
FAMILY $14.00

2 Adults & up to 4 children aged 5-16 (under 5's free)

Sorry we do not have Eftpos


Summer season
11am to 4pm starts Labour weekend

Winter season
12noon to 3pm starts Easter weekend

Open every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day, other times by appointment


The Museum is wheelchair accessible.  Vehicle access to the front door can be made by arrangement.