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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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Good museum for free

This is a very Good museum in New Zealand for free !! Just give a small donation if you would... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Aure57150
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France
Ever changing, always interesting

Friendly staff greet you and are happy to recommend areas to visit if you have limited time. The... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Kylough19
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Waikato
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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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  • Average11%
  • 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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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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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff greet you and are happy to recommend areas to visit if you have limited time. The space itself is beautiful with views of the river and the exhibitions are changed regularly. Sadly the cafe that was adjoining has closed down and the shop...More

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

Kia ora, Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see again soon. I will pass your compliment on to our visitor hosts, thanks. Nga mihi, Jens.

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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Not really a must-see. Some attractions (which are the better ones) have fees. Great stuff about maori culture and traditions.

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

Kia ora Dorothy, Thank you for visiting our museum recently. We hope to see you back one day. Nga mihi, Jens

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Two amazing displays on Pachendale first world war battle where NZ lost the hugest number per capita than any other nation during the first day of this battle. Also the display of NZ Police photos of the Christchurch earthquake was traumatic yet awe inspiring. There...More

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JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Kia ora Peter, Thanks so much for visiting and reviewing our Museum. Hope to see you back one day! Ngaa mihi, Jens

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here with our two kids in May, expecting a free visit. However, the free part of the museum is not very interesting. We were obliged to buy a "small" family pass (1 adult and two kids) plus a full adult ticket for nearly...More

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WaikatoMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Kia ora Gary, we're sorry you didn't enjoy your visit with us. All the best for the rest of your travels, Waikato Museum

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

I have been to visit the museum twice and each time I have been really impressed with the exhibitions, narratives and overall lay out of each area. The staff were very helpful. I will visit again next time I visit Hamilton and is well worth...More

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JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Kia ora Omaio, Thanks so much for this wonderful review. Sounds like you might be due another visit soon! Ngaa mihi, Waikato Museum

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Go if only for the waka: "a war canoe". That alone is worth the visit. However, this museum is beautifully positioned above the river (with great views), has a stimulating narrative and objects associated with the history of the first inhabitants and subsequent arrivals, wars...More

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JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Kia ora David, Thanks so much for this wonderful review - you obviously enjoyed your visit! Ngaa mihi, Jens

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

very interesting place in hamilton the entrance is free the maori place is very beautiful and the expo for ww1 very interesting too

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JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Kia ora Virginie223! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again one day! Cheers.

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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Just recently visited the free sites in the museum. Christchurch Earthquake photography exhibition and WW1 exhibition related to the Waikato was very touching. Great display for Matariki and a light show & story telling of how light came to be on earth. The museum overlooks...More

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JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Kia ora Daniella, We are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to host you again one day. Ngaa Mihi, Jens

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

It is a small museum but i well worth a visit if you find yourself in the Tron on a wet day. it has some cool Maori exhibits and a very interesting selection of photographs documenting the Christchurch earthquake and aid efforts.

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JensLoeg, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Kia ora, A wet day in the Tron is definitely a great museum day! Thanks for visiting! Ngaa mihi, Jens

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