Taupō Museum to partly close for painting
From Thursday May 27, the Taupō Museum and Art Gallery’s Lake Gallery will be closed for two weeks for repainting.
The Museum’s foyer area and shop, Wharenui display, art gallery rooms and Tūwharetoa Gallery will remain open during this time, with entrance to the latter available through the Museum’s Courtyard. The exhibition ‘Instinctively Inherent’ and the Courtyard’s award-winning Ora Garden will also remain open to the public.
The repainting will help freshen up the Lake Gallery, which currently hosts the Early History of Taupō, Volcanology, Timber Mill, Fishing and Boating, Moa and Kiwiana Caravan displays. The work, which is taking place at a traditionally quiet time of the year for the Museum, follows recent renewal and refreshment of displays, including restoration of 15-metre waka, and the Moa skeleton exhibit.
Over the repainting period of Thursday May 27 until reopening on Friday June 11, entry to the Museum will be free not only for locals, but also for out-of-town visitors.