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Waikato Museum

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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I've been around so many museums in New Zealand. Every time I was looking to visit to learn more... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2014
R_Zanetello
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Vicenza, Italy
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From local history to contemporary visual art. Very good special exhibition about Maori weavers... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2014
Ian44866
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Adelaide, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • 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 30 November 2014

I've been around so many museums in New Zealand. Every time I was looking to visit to learn more, but usually it was different items about the same topic, and above all always the same approach: it's nice to see another Maori canoe, another Maori...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2014

From local history to contemporary visual art. Very good special exhibition about Maori weavers. The contemporary art prize exhibition was uneven in quality as those sorts of exhibitions often are. But it was a good survey of creative visual art. I enjoyed the history of...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2014

It is a small size museum with limited collection.

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Reviewed 13 September 2014

We visited the Museum with our 2 children 7yrs and 10yrs. They loved the interactive part of the museum with different things to do. Planet Warrior was the best for them, as they had to find all these answers by playing several games. It was...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2014

The grandson's must do trip every holidays is the visit to Exsite and they complain they don't spend much time there - we often have to go to lunch and then come back for more.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Looking for something to do with my Grandchildren for the day I remembered they had seen an episode of Peppa Pig going to the museum so we packed up for the day and headed into Waikato Museum. I had forgotten what an absolute treasure our...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Well worth a visit to this museum as the permanent displays are very interesting. The museum is very child friendly and we will take our grandchildren there in the future.

Thank Lauraine P
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

A small museum with some interesting history and pieces. Recommend for something to do on a cold, rainy, Winters day. Good for younger kids with several interactive pieces to keep them entertained and give them a good insight into what it was like back when...More

Thank Rachel D
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Not big but generally good. Some parts you have to pay, and it's awesome to learn about the Moas. I live in Hamilton for more than 2 years, and have never been there before. It's great to see the local attractions.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

If you want to get an insight into the history of the Waikato you should go to this museum. Everything there is well presented, the staff are helpful and well-informed. The art exhibitions of current New Zealand art provide a good insight of art making...More

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