Welcome to the Morrinsville Museum

See our smart facility and contribute your ideas, stories, items and information to the history of Morrinsville.

Features of the museum include the McDonald cottage, displays of Maori tools, school items, childhood toys and dairy farm items. Also see our own film “The Green Circle” (25 minutes)

The museum archives hold an extensive collection of Morrinsville material including photographs which are available for viewing on request  Please give us time to find the material for you before you visit.

 Museum open


 Opening Hours

Opening Hours for the Museum 

 Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday 11.00 am to 4.00pm
1st Saturday of the month open for Morrinsville Market Day from 9.00am to 1.00pm

Sunday 11.00am to 3.00pm.

We do strongly suggest you ring the Morrinsville Museum before you set off on your family day out to visit the Museum.

We are dependent on volunteers staff. If you wish to visit outside the listed hours you can call 889 4190 or email the museum to arrange a time to visit.

If you want some particular information please let us know in advance so that we can search out the material, if we have it, before you arrive at the museum.



Exhibitions  –  Opening 5th December 

  “Christmas Nostalgia”

A new display at the Morrinsville Museum with a gratitude twist  and a very joyful surprise for our visitors.

With all that we have faced this year due to the global pandemic, with its mental health challenges, gratitude is one of the most important and empowering emotions we can have.  At the museum we want to challenge the current narrative and develop a parallel story through an activity for our Morrinsville community that will be a testimony of the resilience of our people that can inspire people in the future.

Our question for reflection : 2020 What are you grateful for?

People are invited either to visit our Museum and respond to this question in person or login to our Facebook Page and post a message of gratitude.

Some responses will be posted on a huge Christmas tree on the window of the Museum for all to see.





Also see our display of 

A Herd of Elephants




        Museum Manager is Barbara Dalziel