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Waikato Museum

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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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A Must See in Hamilton

If you want to get an insight into the history of the Waikato you should go to this museum... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2014
M H
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Joensuu, Finland
Hamilton History

Took family from Texas to the museum and they enjoyed seeing a bit on Maori history and how... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2014
hootermoss
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Sarina, 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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“maori canoe” (11 reviews)
“bob marley” (6 reviews)
“maori art” (5 reviews)
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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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+64 7-838 6606
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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

Thank M H
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Took family from Texas to the museum and they enjoyed seeing a bit on Maori history and how Hamilton was developed. Im from the area and was pleased to see what was presented. Was free to enter but was happy to donate money to the...More

Thank hootermoss
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Very interesting exhibits. Next time I would pay more to see the extra galleries but enough of the free galleries to fill a couple of hours at least. Friendly staff.

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

I took the kids to the local museum. I had a good look around and then asked the woman at the front door if there was any kid friendly exhibits that did not cost a lot of $ for admittance. There were none. On the...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our tech savvy little grandchildren were keen to try out the attractions of the museum but quickly became bored. Nothing is smart, stimulating or appealing enough to hold the attention of kids even with a bossy grandma urging them to think about what rubbish to...More

1  Thank Bea962
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Interesting museum with insight into Maori history, great photos and displays. Right near the River and close to the CBD. Easy to spend an hour or two there.

Thank Aussievicki
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Took my grandchildren there.We had a ball.intetactive mostly that would accommodate most ages up to 12.absolutely recommend this for a 3hr outing.

Thank Br0nze
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Good info about the Waikato River, interactive set up's for the children. Good history of Hamilton, and well set up with friendly staff. Had an amazing cafe too!

Thank RaglanBach
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the museum. The interactive parts were are big hit with the children and adults alike. The children's was well done.

Thank MelbournianWhangarei
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

The Maori canoe and carving is impressive as are the sections outlining the history of Hamilton. Travelling and special exhibitions are always interesting.

Thank Irwi
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