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:
- A year and more of magical thinking by Linda Tilyard - Masterton artist Linda Tilyard's recent work references Surrealism as magical realism until 14 November.
- Wairarapa Camera Club - Drawn to the Light - A biennial exhibition of selected photographs from the Wairarapa Camera Club until 28 November.
- Eye to Eye: Portraits from the Collection - A selection of portraits sourced from the Aratoi Collection, spanning a period of 200 years including Colin McCahon and Gottfried Lindauer until 21 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!