Aratoi offers a continuous education programme Monday-Thursday, free-of-charge. Bookings are essential.
We are happy to adapt the session and activities to fit the needs of your tamariki. 
Our programmes are led by Museum Educators Kate Devenny and Becky Bateman.

How to Book

For all queries, please contact: or call 06 370 0001.

All programmes are FREE (with schools to organise their own transport).

Current Programme 

Guided tours are available.

Mayors for Peace 'Peaceful Towns' poster competition 2020

An exciting opportunity for Masterton students to take part in this international competition to creatively represent their visions of peace. Aratoi is coordinating Masterton's entry for this years competition.

All entries must be submitted to Aratoi by 17 October, 2020

Entry requirement: Students but be residents of Masterton and between 6-15 years old.

Art work requirements: B4 size, flat art work that can be scanned. Art works must be drawings or paintings, no digital, photo or collage art will be accepted. Art works must be made by an individual, not by a group. One applicant can submit one artwork only. Art works must not have been submitted to other competitions.

Theme: 'Peaceful Towns'

Poster Exhibition dates: All finalists will be displayed at Aratoi 24 October - 8 November

Prize giving: Will be held at Aratoi, Saturday 24 October 2pm and will be officiated by Lyn Paterson, Mayor of Masterton

There are four categories for finalists: Commended, Merit, Runner Up (2 selected), First Place (1 selected)

For more information please contact our educators at

Peaceful Towns poster entry form 2020.pdf

Education Newsletter

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Aratoi Museum Educator Becky Bateman
Museum Educator Becky Bateman leading a group of students through the museum's 50th anniversary exhibition.

Education programmes are kindly supported
by Masterton Trust Lands Trust and Steadfast.


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