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Waikato Museum

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Very interesting museum

We thought tis was an excellent local and mini version of Te Papa in Wellington. That is intended... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2013
Shropshire, UK
Worth a visit

On the southern part of the main street on the river, the museum is a great part of a walk around... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2013
Jakarta, Indonesia
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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

We thought tis was an excellent local and mini version of Te Papa in Wellington. That is intended as a compliment. Interesting and informative. There are 12 different display areas. We found the first to be average and the second to be a waste of...More

2  Thank hattiepops
Reviewed 9 February 2013

On the southern part of the main street on the river, the museum is a great part of a walk around the heart of Hamilton. After we walked along the river walk and enjoyed the peace found there, we explored half of the museum and...More

1  Thank gornfishin63
Reviewed 29 January 2013

well set out, very informative, my boys especially liked the Excite centre... awesome fun... My boys liked being able to see what Hamilton looked like 100 years ago,

1  Thank daknibbsklan
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Excellent little Museum..well worth the visit. We were lucky enough to see an exhibition from the creative minds at Weta workshop..they are wild.!! Exhibition is on to March 17th 2013. When you have finished make sure you go back up to the road and visit...More

1  Thank TravellingKiwi
Reviewed 18 January 2013

The museum is situated on the river bank and is welcoming and so interesting. It needs many visits to really appreciate all that it has to offer.

Thank Pat570
Reviewed 6 November 2012

set on the waikato river which you get glimpses of from inside the museum, the displays are well set up and art galleries upstairs worth a visit as well.

Thank lorettainnz
Reviewed 4 October 2012

We did the Bat Tour that the Museum runs - a bit of a briefing about Bats and their habitat which was held at the museum and then out to where the bats are in Hamilton. We had torches and bat detectors and it was...More

1  Thank ExcitedTraveller1973
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Great museum with some great permanent exhibits and also some really interesting visiting exhibits. Nothing old and fusty about this museum, loads of hands on, interactive things for all members of the family. Loved their Dr Zeuss and Dinosaur exhibitions last year and how to...More

Thank goaldefence
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Glad we went,found it very interesting and enlighting. There is no entrance fee, which is a change from most places.

1  Thank bread58
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Check it out, small but we learned a lot. The waka was unreal !!! There is a need to have more to see, spent 15mins and saw it all.

Thank Old-Lahaina
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