Life like displays showcase local Maori traditions such as tool making and harvesting, whaling history, early European settlers way of life and industries such as logging and farming, Chinese mining history, and war stories from ANZAC and Passchendaele.
We also have a Discovery Depot, which has a focus on the geology of the area, and gives you the opportunity to use our microscope and access to our library of geology resources.
‘Taonga Puoro (traditional Māori musical instruments)’
This exhibition showcases a collection of Taonga Puoro (instruments) crafted by Alistair Fraser - now held in the Kaitiakitanga (care) of Ōraka Aparima Runaka. Learn about these traditional Māori instruments, hear the sounds they make.
On display at Te Hikoi from 2 June - September 2018. Entry to the exhibition only, $3, or included with museum entry ($8 adults, children free). This exhibition has been made possible through funding from Creative Communities.