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Waikato Museum

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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Definitely worth a look; interesting and relatively interactive. Good location but parking can be... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Family4Perth
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Perth
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Small but perfectly formed

We stopped in Hamilton for lunch and dropped into the museum afterwards. I particularly liked the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nyonya
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Bristol
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“maori canoe” (11 reviews)
“bob marley” (6 reviews)
“maori art” (5 reviews)
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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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+64 7-838 6606
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth a look; interesting and relatively interactive. Good location but parking can be difficult if it’s busy.

Thank Family4Perth
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Hamilton for lunch and dropped into the museum afterwards. I particularly liked the Maori war canoe and the carvings. There was also a moving World War One exhibition about the participating soldiers from the Hamilton region. Entry is free. The staff were...More

Thank Nyonya
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the museum for the first time in years. The world war 1 and Maori exhibitions were the highlights. A great place to reflect on our place in NZ history.

Thank will C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waikato Museum is a small lovely museum but informative. The people working at the museum were really friendly, helpful and welcoming. The exhibits are well organised and is a good beginning for tourist to know more on the Maori's background.

Thank travelwithting
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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thanks so much for visiting. Ngaa mihi, Jens

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The WWI memorial was very well done, the stories are quite sad in many parts. The history of the war canoe is good, the canoe magnificent. A small museum which is free - special exhibits there is a fee, the staff (very welcoming) will let...More

Thank katejim1
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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

plenty of parking but is reserved for other businesses so wedidn't bother going in as we didn't want to be towedMore

Thank hardiehahaha
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WaikatoMuseum, Communications Manager at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora hardiehahaha, Thanks for your review. While the car park adjacent to the Museum is called the Museum car park, we have no control over the reservation/leasing of the parks. There is plenty of on-street parking on Grantham, Victoria and Knox Streets, with the...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Such a simple idea but the detail and quality of the work astounding. If you want a great example of a modern work with a historical perspective see this today

Thank WGDurning
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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora William, Thanks for visiting recently and for taking your time to write this review on 'The Horses Stayed Behind'. Your feedback is much appreciated. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Great opportunity to have quality family time. Different and exciting with a lot of things to do with the kids.

Thank mrspene
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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the visit!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

A varied insight into parts of NZ history from a Maori canoe to NZ involvement in WW1. Included is a cultural light show. Reception staff were informative and helpful, giving advice on how to get the best from the exhibits, which individual photos could be...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Bizzydragon, Thanks heaps for taking your time to write this review. Your feedback is much appreciated. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

The wonderful free museum is beautifully laid out and features such amazing history of the Maori culture. Fabulous art displays and very helpful and friendly staff.

Thank janefromspain2015
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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Kia ora Jane, Thanks so much for the visit and for this wonderful review. We hope to see you back one day! Ngaa mihi, Jens

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