The Museum presents the history of the gold-mining era in the Ohinemuri gold fields and the Waihi mines concentrating in particular on the Martha mine. Of special interest are our collection of geological specimens; photograph collection; gold-mining models (in particular the unique glass model of the Martha) and Grand Junction mining excavations and our working models.
The gallery presents a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery has a private collection of quality art by reputable New Zealand artists which goes on display from time to time. Local artists and crafts people are encouraged to exhibit their works.
Situated on the by-pass through Waihi township, the Art Gallery and Museum is housed in the old Technical School a historic building in itself.