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Waikato Museum

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Small, but good!

Just recently visited the free sites in the museum. Christchurch Earthquake photography exhibition... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Daniella F
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Worth a look in

It is a small museum but i well worth a visit if you find yourself in the Tron on a wet day. it has... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
OpinionatedBrit
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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.
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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Just recently visited the free sites in the museum. Christchurch Earthquake photography exhibition and WW1 exhibition related to the Waikato was very touching. Great display for Matariki and a light show & story telling of how light came to be on earth. The museum overlooks...More

1  Thank Daniella F
JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Kia ora Daniella, We are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to host you again one day. Ngaa Mihi, Jens

Reviewed 22 April 2017

It is a small museum but i well worth a visit if you find yourself in the Tron on a wet day. it has some cool Maori exhibits and a very interesting selection of photographs documenting the Christchurch earthquake and aid efforts.

Thank OpinionatedBrit
JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Kia ora, A wet day in the Tron is definitely a great museum day! Thanks for visiting! Ngaa mihi, Jens

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Have been often to this facility, most recently to a free recital by top musicians. With art and history well represented by changing exhibitions it is an excellent introduction to the Waikato region. The recently restored wake is superb. Something of interest for all age...More

Thank Katieclem46
JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Kia Ora Katie, Thanks for visiting. Hope to see you for another Musical Feast in near future! Ngaa mihi, Jens

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Our children loved the science room; bendy mirrors, cogs, gardening, conveyor belts, giant lego building, race cars... We all had a great time here. Good rainy day activity. If your children like a quiet environment, it may be worth phoning ahead to check if any...More

1  Thank Nicholas S
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Kia Ora Nicholas, Thanks for visiting. It sounds like you and your family had a great day! Ngaa mihi Waikato Museum

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Free entry to the Museum & great exhibitions. Stroller & Wheelchair accessible. You can even borrow a stroller for free. Downstairs has two exhibitions for kids with tactile objects (entry fee about 5 NZD for an adult)

1  Thank Yana C
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Kia Ora Yana, We are looking forward to seeing you again - thanks for visiting! Ngaa mihi Waikato Museum

Reviewed 29 March 2017

On the banks of the Waikato River, in the heart of the Hamilton cultural precinct, Waikato Museum – Te Whare Taonga o Waikato and ArtsPost provide a rich experience of the arts and culture of Hamilton and the Waikato region. It's exhibitions and activities tell...More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Kia ora, Thanks so much for visiting. It sounds like we might see you again one day! Ngaa mihi Waikato Museum

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing exhibition for the kids. Miss 6 & miss 9 enjoyed this so much that they went back the following day & are asking when we get to visit Hamilton and the museum next! It's all interactive, hands on science activities for...More

Thank Lizzib
JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Kia or Lizzib, It sounds like you had a full on day! We will be looking forward to hosting you and your family again one day. Ngaa mihi, Waikato Museum

Reviewed 14 March 2017

New Fonterra exibition and new Light and planet experience. Extra charges but well worth a visit. Perfect for small children to rush around but great for older children and adults.

Thank Margaret A
JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Kia ora Margaret, Happy to hear that you had a great day at the museum. Ngaa mihi, Waikato Museum

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Interesting place to visit rain or shine, to learn about New Zealand Culture. And certain times of the year they have set exhibitions. Good place to take children. Wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Small cost to enter exhibitions, and was a good coin donation last time...More

Thank Karla B
JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Kia ora Karla, Thank you for visiting and leaving this wonderful review. We hope to see you back one day. Ngaa mihi Waikato Museum

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Had some good displays and was a nice place to fill in some time on a rainy day. We only looked in the areas that were free, there were two other displays on at the time that were interactive and you could pay to see....More

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