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Waikato Museum

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

Four of us visited this museum and as well as the Maori exhibits, which were very good, the museum... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
bdon257
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Interesting and informative exhibitions, well presented and curated.

A gem of a museum. Wide ranging exhibits including Maori history, modern art and local art... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Sara C
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Prague, Czech Republic
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“maori canoe” (11 reviews)
“bob marley” (6 reviews)
“maori culture” (15 reviews)
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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Four of us visited this museum and as well as the Maori exhibits, which were very good, the museum was also showcasing the WW1 special exhibition. The collection was well laid out, setting out the story of local people and their part in The Great...More

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

Kia ora! Thanks so much for your visit and for taking your time to write this review. We look forward to seeing you back one day! Ngaa mihi, Jens

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

A gem of a museum. Wide ranging exhibits including Maori history, modern art and local art competition submissions. Helpful and courteous staff.

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

Kia ora Sara, We really appreciate that you took your time to write this review - thanks! And thank you so much for visiting Ngaa mihi, Jens

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Very Fun, Free admission to Museum except the interactive kids space which you had to pay for but was still affordable. Main Desk staff were very friendly. Our son was given an I spy game to play throughout the museum which made our visit. I...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Kia ora Akeshia, Thanks so much for visiting and for taking your time to write this review. We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you back one day. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Lovely building overlooking the river. Very friendly staff at reception. Free entry and so much to see and take in. Fascinating exhibits on WWI and the Maori culture, plus a few other exhibitions on the side. Worth a visit.

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for the visit and the review. Much appreciated. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I always pay this museum a visit when in Hamilton as there is always something different to see. On my recent visit there was an exhibition commemorating the lives of the people of the Waikato region during the First World War and tales of valour...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Kia ora, Thanks so much for visiting and for taking your time to write this review. We really appreciate that. We are looking forward to seeing you back one day! Ngaa mihi, Jens

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Heavy Maori themes but pretty small and not very interesting. The building itself is lovely and the art gallery next door is excellent.

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback, Valerie.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Always plenty to see and never enough time - arts, science, culture, history and variety of great exhibitions - well done peeps :)

Thank Adrienne B
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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Kia ora Adrienne, Thank you so much for your kind words. I have the feeling we will see you again one day! Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We took our 5year old and he seemed to enjoy the play area. I wouldn't compare this to Te papa museum as it's not that full. It's ok to kill a hr or so on but the whole museum wouldn't appeal to younger children. Although...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback!

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

The entire museum is largely based upon a 'science' center for kids (which isn't anything interesting) and the rest is just an extension of the art gallery that's right next door featuring some of New Zealand's weirdest, ugliest and most boring art! There is a...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The museum is easy to access and can be combined with a river walk, meal/drink in town or a stroll. It has something for everyone; art, history, culture. I send all our visitors for a visit and sofar everyone has liked it. I very much...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Kia ora Ella, Thanks so much for your kind words. We really appreciate your feedback. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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