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Explore our exhibitions and activity programmes.

Ashburton heritage collections online launch

Join us in celebrating the official launch of our new online collections website at the Ashburton Museum & Historical Society’s upcoming bi-monthly meeting. Over 1000 photographs and records…

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Opening | Legacy Issues, Tuitui Tangata, and Altar, Beautifying Understanding

Join us on Friday 26 April at 6.30pm to celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions! Legacy Issues brings together contemporary photographic artists Mitchell Bright, Conor Clarke, Ella Hickford,…

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ANZAC day kōrero | ‘Manpowering’ women

Join us for a special ANZAC Day talk on Thursday 25 April at 2pm to celebrate our new exhibition Home Front Heroines. From January 1942 the New Zealand…

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Home Front Heroines

Until recently, the unsung heroes of Aotearoa New Zealand’s WWII home front efforts went largely unrecognised. ‘Land girls’ of the Women’s Land Service, an organisation formed under the…

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April School Holiday Activities

Join us for some fun activities every day over the April school holidays!   Sculpt a Soundscape Friday 12 April – Saturday 20 April | All day |…

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A New Era: Ng King Bros. Chinese Market Garden Settlement

Sixteen years ago the descendants of the men who founded the Ng King Bros. Chinese Market Garden expressed their desire to share their land and the legacy of…

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Kōwhai Mums

Kōwhai Mums is a fortnightly art group for ethnic and migrant mums/carers, as well as newcomers to Hakatere Ashburton, with children aged 0-5 years. Sessions provide a safe…

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Art Addicts

Art Addicts (AA) is the Gallery’s weekly art space for kids during the school term. Wrap up your Wednesday school day and head to the AAGM to get…

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In Colour

In Colour is a great way to unwind and relax with like-minded people. Bring along your art and craft projects to share with others over morning tea once a…

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