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Waikato Museum

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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A lovely Sunday

We visited the Museum to see the pre-dinosaur exhibition with our son and daughter-in-law and two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
satch58
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Otorohanga, New Zealand
A visit with grandson

A good small museum with a good history of the Waikato. Alot of "hands on" stuff for children... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cockies2017
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Museum to see the pre-dinosaur exhibition with our son and daughter-in-law and two and a half year old granddaughter. The uncovering of the trilobites was her favourite! Then we visited Exscite, the science area directed at children, and we had a wonderful...More

Thank satch58
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thanks so much for visiting! It sound like you and your family had a great time with our Permian Monsters and Excite exhibitions. Nga mihi, Jens.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good small museum with a good history of the Waikato. Alot of "hands on" stuff for children. Depending on whats on at the time ranges from great to ok. A great place for children, expect to spend a couple of hours there especially if...More

Thank cockies2017
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thanks for your visit and for bringing your grandson along. Hope to see you again soon. Nga mihi, Jens

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very Good museum in New Zealand for free !! Just give a small donation if you would like,very interesting place,you can go with your eyes open very big,lol

Thank Aure57150
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora, Good to hear that you enjoyed your visit - hope to see you back one day! Nga mihi, Waikato Museum.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff greet you and are happy to recommend areas to visit if you have limited time. The space itself is beautiful with views of the river and the exhibitions are changed regularly. Sadly the cafe that was adjoining has closed down and the shop...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora, Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see again soon. I will pass your compliment on to our visitor hosts, thanks. Nga mihi, Jens.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not really a must-see. Some attractions (which are the better ones) have fees. Great stuff about maori culture and traditions.

Thank Dorothy G
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Dorothy, Thank you for visiting our museum recently. We hope to see you back one day. Nga mihi, Jens

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Two amazing displays on Pachendale first world war battle where NZ lost the hugest number per capita than any other nation during the first day of this battle. Also the display of NZ Police photos of the Christchurch earthquake was traumatic yet awe inspiring. There...More

Thank Peter K
JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Peter, Thanks so much for visiting and reviewing our Museum. Hope to see you back one day! Ngaa mihi, Jens

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here with our two kids in May, expecting a free visit. However, the free part of the museum is not very interesting. We were obliged to buy a "small" family pass (1 adult and two kids) plus a full adult ticket for nearly...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Gary, we're sorry you didn't enjoy your visit with us. All the best for the rest of your travels, Waikato Museum

Reviewed 21 May 2017

I have been to visit the museum twice and each time I have been really impressed with the exhibitions, narratives and overall lay out of each area. The staff were very helpful. I will visit again next time I visit Hamilton and is well worth...More

Thank Omaio
JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Omaio, Thanks so much for this wonderful review. Sounds like you might be due another visit soon! Ngaa mihi, Waikato Museum

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Go if only for the waka: "a war canoe". That alone is worth the visit. However, this museum is beautifully positioned above the river (with great views), has a stimulating narrative and objects associated with the history of the first inhabitants and subsequent arrivals, wars...More

Thank David S
JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora David, Thanks so much for this wonderful review - you obviously enjoyed your visit! Ngaa mihi, Jens

Reviewed 2 May 2017

very interesting place in hamilton the entrance is free the maori place is very beautiful and the expo for ww1 very interesting too

Thank virginie223
JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Kia ora Virginie223! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again one day! Cheers.

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