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:
- Within the Hours of Darkness – Astrophotography - Six photographers come together to show the beauty of the Wairarapa night sky from their own perspectives until 8 August 2021.
- Pūkana: Te Karu o te Ika - Moments in Māori performance - A celebration of Māori performance and performers across time and genres until 22 August 2021.
- The Disappearing Woman: Keren Chiaroni, Emily Efford & Cathrine Lloyd - A tableau of woven, crafted and painted objects in a Victorian parlour until 5 September 2021.
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!