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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...more
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My family and I visited the Waikato museum on a rainy afternoon and it was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. The museum is well-maintained with a good range of exhibitions. In particular, we enjoyed the exhibition on Maori culture, WW1 memories as well...More
We walked here from the botanic gardens - it's a great museum. Very interesting Maori section particularly the information on the night sky. The WW1 exhibition was very well done - a real human touch. The staff were very friendly. We didn't have time to...More
We did not have a lot of time to spend here so just saw the Maori carvings and war canoe and the very interesting WW1 exhibit. I have seen a lot of these exhibits over the years and like most of the others viewing the...More
Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David S
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
What lovely feedback to receive, David. Thanks so much for visiting and for taking your time to explore these important parts of our history and culture through our exhibitions. We hope to see you back soon.
I recently visited this museum and it was a great experience. The museum was free to enter and very informative. There were exhibits on local Maori culture, New Zealand's involvement in WWI, the Southern Lights and Maori New Year.
The installation on the Southern Lights...More
Date of experience: November 2018
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018
Kia ora mrlukenik,
Thank you so much for your kind words. Lovely to hear that you had a great experience here and that our exhibitions provoked some thoughts in you. Your feedback is much appreciated.
We hope to see you back soon!
Visited to fill in time as it was raining. A bit disappointed as it is more of an art gallery that a museum. Not much there as such. The war and native maori sections were good though. Probably wouldn't visit again.
This museum offers a variety of exhibits in its 13 galleries. I enjoyed a huge Maori canoe, a tribute to fallen soldiers, costumes inspired by Jane Austin, Maori cosmology, photos of old Hamilton, and innovative art.
Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert D
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator, Takawaenga Kawe Reo at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018
Thanks Robert, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Spent an afternoon roaming around!
There was some great things on display! Really liked the WW1 exhibition which included the stories of fallen soldiers from the region!
The Tom Scott collaboration exhibition was amazing! Really thought provoking!
For a free entry museum I was really...More