what's on

Permanent exhibits

We have many permanent exhibits to see including:

- Maori settlement

- the springs that made Te Aroha famous

- private spa room from the Bath House's heyday

- sport

- farming and agriculture including the story of
Mrs Gladys Reid, “The Zinc Lady

- geology and mining

- business

- medicine in Te Aroha

- Communications room

- fire!

- natural history

- past-times

- Art room

- history of Te Aroha and Lemon

We also have an impressive Mergenthaler Linotype 14 hot metal
machine which has a very interesting international story.

The Museum has over 350 pieces of its souvenir china collection on display; its a fine collection and well worth seeing.

Changing displays

We refresh our displays on a regular basis creating centre-
pieces about particular people, stories or artefacts:

- Celebrating Te Aroha's rugby history

- Calamity!

- Bottles from the past

-School days - in the early 1900's

- From China to Te Aroha

- Our Aviation story

- The Home Guard

- Emergency Precautions Service

- Theatres of Te Aroha

- Te Aroha's railway history

- Local bands of yesteryear

- A place to stay

- Honouring our People

The story of Te Aroha West village

Still to come this year:

- Governance

- Then and now