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Waikato Museum

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Great for school holidays

Arrived too early but no trouble! The man on the door let us in anyway and said we could wait in... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2013
Carol C
Hamilton, New Zealand
Interesting and worth a visit

Have taken my grandchildren to this place many the time and they always love it! Interactive and... 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.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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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!!

1  Thank Janr20
Reviewed 17 May 2013

The Centre had lots of variety including (at our visit) creative endeavours for children assisted by museum staff . My two young grandsons loved the different activities. They also interacted with other visitors at the exhibits.

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 19 April 2013

good place to go to kill time, especially when they have an event display on, other times it can be boring, they need to keep the displays active and come up with new ideas. Great for a first timer to the land and area

1  Thank Juliekarsten69
Reviewed 29 March 2013

Great place to learn about the history of the Waikato region. Lots of interesting exhibits. Take a walk along the river bank while you're there. Lovely places for a picnic outside.

1  Thank justabigadventure
Reviewed 29 March 2013

Delightful exhibition of drawings by Lynley Dodd, used to illustrate her childrens' books. Many other well-curated exhibitions including museum works.

Thank Pommie1950
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