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Waikato Museum

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Address: 1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Haere mai and welcome to Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato. Situated...

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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Great little Museum

I enjoyed viewing the Art Awards and the information about old Hamilton - the architecture is impressive and the new fountain outside is also an asset

Reviewed 29 September 2016
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

I enjoyed viewing the Art Awards and the information about old Hamilton - the architecture is impressive and the new fountain outside is also an asset

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Love love loved it!..some really unique pieces worth seeing if you're in the area. Coin donation well worth it.

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Thank kiwigreekscorpion
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

The museum is free with a variety of displays and at times special exhibitions and holiday activities. They have an excellent education section to take groups to. Excite is a great place to take children of any age, for a variety of interactive games and activities. There is a charge for this.

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1 Thank 4h0lidays
Raglan, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We found this to be a fun educational trip for the family, which we all the family enjoyed. A great way to spend a day.

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Thank ggmiller1965
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours with my two young sons. My 4 year old delighted in the 'treasure hunt' activity and loved his certificate at the end. The staff were knowledgable, warm and friendly. The displays offered a unique glimpse of Waikato history, culture and art. We loved it. My eldest son especially admired... More 

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Thank Mishellbo
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The museum is a credit to the city and free!! The excibitions are very well done and always something new

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

It has some pieces to look at but is too small and not enough things to look at which is a shame because I think so much more could be added. They do run some good expo for kids though which I have been to with my kids inthe past.

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Dagenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Dead friendly staff ,very relaxed place ,so much to see ,the long boar fascinated me so intricate in the details if you get the chance pop in its well worth it .

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Thank susan w
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this review

Hi Susan, many thanks for your lovely review, we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. More 

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

What an amazing time we had .. hands on activities for young and old. Science at its best. Well worth a visit. So many things held our wee guys attention. . The grain moving machine.. the flashing light game.. the gyro pen drawings.

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Thank Kiwichatter
WaikatoMuseum, Online Coordinator at Waikato Museum, responded to this review

Kia ora Kiwichatter, thanks for your great review, hope to see and your wee guy back again soon. More 

Raglan, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Bring the kids! This is a good one for wet days. Changing displays, such as the Matariki exhibition (Maori New Year, as seen in the stars).

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