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Waikato Museum

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Just a great museum.

I stopped by on the way from Taupo back to Auckland. What's not to love? It's not too big. It's... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2014
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Roman Machines

We visited the Waikato Museum specifically to see the Roman Machines exhibition, as my husband used... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2014
Kathleen D
Mooloolaba, 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%
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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I stopped by on the way from Taupo back to Auckland. What's not to love? It's not too big. It's diverse. It's free. You can learn a lot about the region and its original inhabitants. You can swing through in an hour or so and...More

Thank wombatx
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We visited the Waikato Museum specifically to see the Roman Machines exhibition, as my husband used to teach Ancient Studies. A very interesting exhibition, with a few 'hands on' exhibits for children (and adults) to try. Especially interesting when you see how these machines influenced...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 26 February 2014

special exhibition of roman machines was fascinationg, as they have evolved to the present day. arrived late, so only had 50 minutes to see what i could

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 7 January 2014

It may be lacking actual historical artifacts but I think still worth a visit concentrating more on local history. On display is a large Maori wooden war canoe called Te Winika along with other wooden carvings. There is a selection of photographs of Hamilton past...More

Thank Dorsetbruce
Reviewed 5 January 2014

If you have kids (under about 9 years) then this is the place to go! They have put in so much effort to make the Exscite (interactive science area) and Space Warriors (sustainability themed interactive area) enticing. Living in Sydney, and travelling internationally, I didn't...More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 8 December 2013

The Waikato museum is a great place to visit!!! it has a wonderful collection of art works, from its own collection to exhibits from artists from all over New Zealand and the world!!! its also a great museum to take a look at Maori life...More

1  Thank Brycee10
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Being a small museum it does not have a collection of world-wide exhibits but it does have an excellent section on the history of Hamilton particularly the original Maori occupants & the lives of the early settlers. Overseas guests find this interesting. From time to...More

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Small museum , well worth a visit. Learn about early life in the province, see some great art, learn about Maori culture and the kids can explore their own interactive exhibitions.

Thank lankalass
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.

1  Thank shawankit
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