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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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Small but good regional museum

We enjoyed the museum. It has a few areas dedicated to regional culture as well as a few rooms... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
youngmerinda
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Hobart, Australia
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school Holiday activity

This ever changing space is an amazing place for kids and adults alike to explore. we were... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“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 31 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the museum. It has a few areas dedicated to regional culture as well as a few rooms dedicated to changing art exhibitions. when we victors a contemporary art prize exhibition was on and there were some very strange works on display. I would...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Kia ora, Thanks so much for your visit and your kind words. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This ever changing space is an amazing place for kids and adults alike to explore. we were intrigued with the" reflections " exhibit and the old favorites in the ANZAC display and the Maori carvings and Waka. The treasure hunt kept the little ones busy...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Kia ora, Thanks so much for the kind words. Happy to hear that your family had a great time in our museum. Hoping to see you back soon. Ngaa mihi.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This Museum features some excellent Maori cultural displays, some fascinating exhibitions that change frequently, some permanent exhibitions that give an insight into the Waikato and beyond. Those who live in Hamilton value this important facet of our cultural life, and we recommend the Museum to...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Kia ora, Thanks for visiting recently! Hope to see you back soon. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Its not Te papa but it is an informative museum that has a nice ambiance. Quite small it will only take a family an hour or so to walk round but it has some nice displays that are interesting for both adults and kids

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Kia ora, Good to hear that you had a good time at our museum recently. Thanks for visiting. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We had some time to kill in Hamilton on a rainy day so called into the museum, it's free entry except for the special exhibits. It was a nice enough museum but nothing special that little kids would be interested in (compared to te papa...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Kia ora, Thanks for visiting. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

We spent most of our time in the WWI Centenary Exhibition. We took our time going from place to place and reading the stories of their experiences during and post war. It was well set out for small groups and would have been a little...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Kia ora, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to our 'For Us They Fell' exhibition. Ngaa mihi, Jens.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Don't miss this jewel. It has a very interesting War exhibit. Milk Matters was cool, too. AND the dinosaurs move as you approach - pretty cool if you ask us.

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Kia Ora! Thank you for this wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed our exhibitions! Hope to see you soon. Ngaa mihi

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

We visited the Museum to see the pre-dinosaur exhibition with our son and daughter-in-law and two and a half year old granddaughter. The uncovering of the trilobites was her favourite! Then we visited Exscite, the science area directed at children, and we had a wonderful...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Kia ora, Thanks so much for visiting! It sound like you and your family had a great time with our Permian Monsters and Excite exhibitions. Nga mihi, Jens.

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

A good small museum with a good history of the Waikato. Alot of "hands on" stuff for children. Depending on whats on at the time ranges from great to ok. A great place for children, expect to spend a couple of hours there especially if...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Kia ora, Thanks for your visit and for bringing your grandson along. Hope to see you again soon. Nga mihi, Jens

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a very Good museum in New Zealand for free !! Just give a small donation if you would like,very interesting place,you can go with your eyes open very big,lol

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WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Kia ora, Good to hear that you enjoyed your visit - hope to see you back one day! Nga mihi, Waikato Museum.

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