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Taupo Museum

  • Date: July School Holidays
  • Time: Open daily 10am - 4.30pm
  • Location: Story Place, Taupo

These July School holidays the Taupo Museum have two exhibitions on.

WHITES AVIATION HISTORIC AERIAL PHOTO COLLECTION

A collection of original hand-coloured aerial photographs from the early 1950’s onwards will soon be on display at Taupō Museum.

The exhibition ‘Scenic Splendour’ will feature black-and-white historical aerial and scenic images of Taupō and New Zealand. These photographs were taken by Whites Aviation Ltd and hand-coloured by the Whites colouring team, a group of women who painted each photograph.

The exhibition combines photographs from the Taupō Museum collection, with others on loan from Chris Johnston from his collection at Replete Café and Store.

WISH UPON MATARIKI – ONCE UPON A LOCKDOWN

Matariki is about reflecting about what has been and celebrating what is yet to come. It is the star cluster that heralds the new year in the Māori calendar. This exhibition is a collection of stories collected from the Taupo community about what they experienced during the COVID-19 lockdown.

From essential workers, and activities within their ‘bubbles’, to hunting for teddy bears and everything in between – the team have displayed a wonderful collection of memories to share with you.