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Waikato Museum

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Very average museum and very low volume of collection

The museum was very spacious and well organised and by far the most well designed and decorated... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2013
via mobile
I was not impressed with offering at so called science center.

This is not a science center and is just play area for kids between 5 to 8 year old. I was... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2013
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

The museum was very spacious and well organised and by far the most well designed and decorated space. However the collection was very small and number of galleries were less. I would have expected a greater collection of items and variety. Hence rating it average.

Thank shawankit
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

This is not a science center and is just play area for kids between 5 to 8 year old. I was looking for science related activities and facilities and all it offered is awareness to electric and water usage and few games..no science at all.

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

A modern museum covering the history of Hamilton and the local Maori. Entry is free, which is a nice touch. There are some paid for exhibitions and tours, but they were very cheap at a couple of dollars each. The museum doesn't have a huge...More

Thank MayesTripper
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Waikato Museum is a great museum to learn about the early colonisation of New Zealand with the Maori and Settlers. There is a huge Maori canoe and many other artefacts to look at. A very informative museum with a hands on element for the kids...More

Thank Tcheyanne
Reviewed 11 October 2013

This is a unique facility, very much under-appreciated by citizens and the City Council. It is under-supported ay the public and under-financed by the Council. The Art Museum used to be even better than it is now. At the heart of the Art Museum is...More

Thank MykieHamiltonL
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Very detailed history of the Hamilton area and the blended history of both Maori and white settlers. Conflicts are not shied away from. Artifacts are tremendous, including a beautiful full sized war canoe (waka?). Great place to get a detailed feel for the areas origins.

Thank Late-Day-Traveller
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
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