There's always something fascinating at Aratoi, the Wairarapa's largest museum.
You'll discover national and Wairarapa displays, exquisite Māori taonga/treasures, ceramics, paintings, photography, children's art, textiles, and much more.
Check out what's on at Aratoi now:
- The Spirit of the 60s: The Photography of Michael Cooper - Get an insider's view of the sixties through Michael Cooper's unique photographs. As a Vogue fashion photographer and friend of Keith Richards he photographed the creative, rich and famous including the cover image of The Beatles iconic album and much more. Until 15 November
- Kotahitanga - Coming together - Wairarapa's artistic community celebrate coming together again after Covid-19 with an exhibition of local arts and crafts. Hundreds of items will be on display and for sale on a cash and carry basis, with sold works being replaced throughout the duration of the show. Until 15 November
Entry to Aratoi is by donation - please give what you can. Aratoi is a registered charity.
Aratoi also serves as a performance art space, an educational centre, and has an eclectic gift shop.
Not far from Aratoi are a range of other activities and places:
Next door is Entice Cafe, a very family-friendly cafe with great coffee. The Masterton i-SITE Visitor Centre is just next door, and beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park is over the road. A few metres away is The Wool Shed, New Zealand's national museum of sheep and shearing. You can see this is a cool part of Masterton to check out!