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Waikato Museum

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Great Museum

This museum is in a modern building over looking the river and has a great collection of Maori art... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Howard S
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Albany, New York
Free entry

The museum is free to go to, so is worth visiting. There is large Maori boat which is pretty cool... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Briony C
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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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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Overall a good smallish museum in a smallish city. There as a decent range of exhibits - most of the information and exhibits relating to Tikanga Maori were very good. We also went to the paid exhibitions which were interactive and fun for the kids....More

Thank Ed R
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Kia ora Eda, Thanks for the visit and for taking your time to write this review. We hope to see you again soon. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

When my husband was at a work conference I spent the afternoon enjoying the hospitality of this lovely little museum. I was very impressed by the Maori exhibits and the staff very welcoming. The history of the local culture, town and building of the museum...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Kia ora Kimmy, What wonderful words to read first thing on a Friday morning. Thanks so much for visiting and for taking your time to write this review. We look forward to seeing you again. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

So much to see, had my grandchildren with me who really enjoyed the activities they had available. Easy access to all parts of the museum with so much culture and history on every floor

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Kia ora Angelina, Thank you so much for the lovely review. It sounds like you and your grandchildren had a good day with lots of fun activities, culture and history! Ngaa mihi, Jens

Reviewed 1 October 2017

Exhibits change frequently and are well done. The staff were outstanding. The location is right on a beautiful river. It is definitely a place to see.

Thank Fijijohn
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Kia ora John, Thanks so much for your kind words. It means a lot to us! Hope to see you again soon. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

Reviewed 6 September 2017

There are lots of interesting (and free) things to see at the museum and some fun exhibits for the kids. If you are in town already it's worth popping in.

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Kia ora, Thanks for your kind words! We would love if you visited more often!:) Ngaa mihi, Jens

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Taking my visitors to the Waikato Museum is always an interesting thing to do, not just on a rainy day. The waka is spectacular along with the carvings.

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Kia ora Grant, Thanks heaps for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit! Ngaa mihi, Jens.

Reviewed 5 August 2017

The museum here in Hamilton is really very good considering it's size. I've been to a lot of other larger museums around the world, and this one really does punch above it's weight (so to speak). They have a lot of really interesting exhibits, and...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Kia ora Rosemary, Thank you so much for your visit and for taking your time to write this wonderful review. We really appreciate that. Ngaa Mihi, Jens.

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the museum. It has a few areas dedicated to regional culture as well as a few rooms dedicated to changing art exhibitions. when we victors a contemporary art prize exhibition was on and there were some very strange works on display. I would...More

Thank youngmerinda
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Kia ora, Thanks so much for your visit and your kind words. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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