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Waikato Museum

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Lovely afternoon

Spent an afternoon roaming around! There was some great things on display! Really liked the WW1... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SilicoJack
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Hawera, New Zealand
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Moving visit

I absolutely enjoyed my visit to the museum. Easy to find and the exhibitions were very well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daphne W
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East London, South Africa
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely enjoyed my visit to the museum. Easy to find and the exhibitions were very well presented.

Thank Daphne W
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator, Takawaenga Kawe Reo at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Daphne.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our visit.... we were looked after by a lovely member of staff who made sure we didn't miss anything.... as I say it was small but the content was Fab. +++ There was NO charge to visit.... IT WAS FREE

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

Thanks, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just to see the history behind handcrafted canoe is worth the trip! There was a wonderful elderly gentleman giving short guided tours of the WWII section and it was worth listening to his personal stories.

Thank Kepi H
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator, Takawaenga Kawe Reo at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Kepi.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum had interesting exhibits and plenty of things to do. Grandchild especially liked the list of things to find while going around the Museum. Staff were helpful and had good knowledge.

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

Thanks, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we walked in and were warmly greeted by a very enthusiastic and helpful museum representative, our museum experience was excellent. The price of entry was very reasonable. The child's search and find photo board was wonderful and kept Master 9 focussed on...More

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

Thanks Susan.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great place to take kids, always something interesting going on inside. A little small, but very satisfactory, considering the city population

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

While in Hamilton we visited the museum with our grandson. We mainly spent time in the Excite area of the museum and it was very interesting. Plenty to keep kids of all ages amused for an hour or two. With 2 floors to visit you...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Kia ora, Thanks so much for taking your time to give us this feedback. We are happy to hear that you and your grandson enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you back soon! Ngaa mihi, Jens

Reviewed 24 June 2018

we went to the war exhibit - - always a great way to learn some history for young and old! Our young ones liked the interactions and our older teenagers enjoyed learning some history that they could us as part of their NCEA studies.

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Kia ora, Thanks so much for taking your time to write this review and for visiting. We hope to see you and your family back soon! Ngaa mihi, Jens Loegstrup

Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Was good to break up the day. The children 2&4 enjoyed the kids room and all the fun interactive things on display. Would have loved to visit Eurika, war and matariki exhibits without the kids so I could take my time and take it all...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Kia ora, Thanks so much for your kind words. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit :) Hope to see you back soon! Ngaa mihi, Jens

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