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Waikato Museum

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Very Fun, Free admission to Museum except the interactive kids space which you had to pay for but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Akeshia K
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Hastings, New Zealand
Plenty to see, worth a visit

Lovely building overlooking the river. Very friendly staff at reception. Free entry and so much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EKGK
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London
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Haere mai and welcome to Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato. Situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, this world-class museum is the artistic and cultural heart of the Waikato.Visit us to experience the stories of our art, history, culture and science through an inspirational programme which seeks to challenge and inspire. Open daily 10am-5pm.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Fun, Free admission to Museum except the interactive kids space which you had to pay for but was still affordable. Main Desk staff were very friendly. Our son was given an I spy game to play throughout the museum which made our visit. I...More

Thank Akeshia K
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Akeshia, Thanks so much for visiting and for taking your time to write this review. We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you back one day. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely building overlooking the river. Very friendly staff at reception. Free entry and so much to see and take in. Fascinating exhibits on WWI and the Maori culture, plus a few other exhibitions on the side. Worth a visit.

Thank EKGK
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the visit and the review. Much appreciated. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always pay this museum a visit when in Hamilton as there is always something different to see. On my recent visit there was an exhibition commemorating the lives of the people of the Waikato region during the First World War and tales of valour...More

Thank Dorsetbruce
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thanks so much for visiting and for taking your time to write this review. We really appreciate that. We are looking forward to seeing you back one day! Ngaa mihi, Jens

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heavy Maori themes but pretty small and not very interesting. The building itself is lovely and the art gallery next door is excellent.

Thank Valerie S
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback, Valerie.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always plenty to see and never enough time - arts, science, culture, history and variety of great exhibitions - well done peeps :)

Thank Adrienne B
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Adrienne, Thank you so much for your kind words. I have the feeling we will see you again one day! Ngaa mihi, Jens.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 5year old and he seemed to enjoy the play area. I wouldn't compare this to Te papa museum as it's not that full. It's ok to kill a hr or so on but the whole museum wouldn't appeal to younger children. Although...More

Thank alyshaashly
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback!

Reviewed 8 December 2017

The entire museum is largely based upon a 'science' center for kids (which isn't anything interesting) and the rest is just an extension of the art gallery that's right next door featuring some of New Zealand's weirdest, ugliest and most boring art! There is a...More

Thank Nathaniel B
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The museum is easy to access and can be combined with a river walk, meal/drink in town or a stroll. It has something for everyone; art, history, culture. I send all our visitors for a visit and sofar everyone has liked it. I very much...More

Thank Ella v
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Ella, Thanks so much for your kind words. We really appreciate your feedback. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

Reviewed 18 November 2017

This museum is in a modern building over looking the river and has a great collection of Maori art and a war canoe. They also have a brief video which discusses the Maori idea of the earth's creation.At the time I visited, there was also...More

Thank Howard S
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Kia ora Howard, Thanks so much for your visit and for taking your time to write this review. We hope to see you back one day! Ngaa mihi, Jens.

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The museum is free to go to, so is worth visiting. There is large Maori boat which is pretty cool. There is also a really interesting section about world war 1.

Thank Briony C
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Kia ora Briony, Thanks so much for your visit and for taking your time to write this review. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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