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Waikato Museum

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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really wanted to love it but not much there.

Beautifully done inside. Just not really much there. Although they did have an interesting band... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2013
Auckland, New Zealand
Hands on

Took the grandchildren to the museum and exscite which is in the same complex and is a hands on... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2013
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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Beautifully done inside. Just not really much there. Although they did have an interesting band playing upstairs for the kiddies (something with the word muffin in it) and they were great. It might be a case of having heard this place is great but my...More

Thank Mean_Mummy
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Took the grandchildren to the museum and exscite which is in the same complex and is a hands on science centre. They had a great time and didn't want to leave. The museum is interesting and free. A small charge at exscite.

Thank Headjob40
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Yes go and see. Have coffee at metropolis across road. Not worth paying to see the extras. Have a look first and then deside if you want to see the latest on display which changes constantly.

Thank Fungoodtimes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

My family and I recently revisited The Waikato Museum to see the wearable arts exhibit. The staff were very, very welcoming and helpful on arrival, explaining each current exhibit and providing a brief history of each. The museum has wonderful interest exhibits which you can...More

Thank ICDtraveller
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Arrived too early but no trouble! The man on the door let us in anyway and said we could wait in the warm! When you go early you have the place to yourself and this proved to be a wonderful advantage as we had unlimited...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Have taken my grandchildren to this place many the time and they always love it! Interactive and challenging even for some adults! So worth a visit.

Thank Br0nze
Reviewed 28 July 2013

I particularly liked the serene positioning of the historic waka poised within the museum above the mighty Waikato River. The interactive history of Hamilton was great to learn more about the area. Similarly the Art Gallery within was profiling significant female artists of the region....More

Thank rprinsep
Reviewed 25 July 2013

There's lots to see and read here, and it's free too! The exhibits cost money which I didn't do, but the rest gives an interesting history of Waikato.

Thank E B
Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

Well you can't argue with the price ( donation), nor the quality of presentation, and exhibits. Allow an hour if from out of town, or and hour and a half to two if you are local. It was hands on enough for a four year...More

Thank Miguelsancheese
Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

I went to see the World of Wearable arts exhibition. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was my first time in the museum since I moved back to Hamilton. Well done!!

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