The Taupo district's vibrant museum is situated on Story Place in Taupo. It has an array of exhibits with everything from Maori treasures, a ‘cute as’ kiwiana caravan, a 'virtual' tour of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, art galleries and a fishing tale or two. The '100% Pure New Zealand Ora - Garden of Wellbeing', winner of a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show 2004, is a special ‘living’ exhibit on permanent display at Taupo Museum. There is a children’s activity area and plenty of engaging displays and activities for younger visitors. Changing exhibitions of contemporary New Zealand artwork from paintings to fibre art, sculpture and photography are on display and for sale in the two art galleries.