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Waikato Museum

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Such a great day

This a really beautiful museum. There is a amazing Maori and W.W.1 exhibitions that are... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Miranda P
Hamilton, New Zealand

This museum cum gallery has a nice position next to the river, but strangely makes little effort to... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Jonathan B
Auckland, 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 good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6606
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This a really beautiful museum. There is a amazing Maori and W.W.1 exhibitions that are interactive. There is also a kids area with creative and educational games that are fun for the family.

Thank Miranda P
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This museum cum gallery has a nice position next to the river, but strangely makes little effort to embrace it. The museum part was short on artefacts - bring your reading glasses for all of the information provided on display boards! The art galleries were...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This was a very interesting exhibition about W.W.1. and Maori history .It was very well laid out and very informative. Some of the exhibits were very emotive eg the soldiers letters. It was nice for us to learn more of the Maori culture. The Maori...More

Thank Milliemax64
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Waikato Museum have a wonderful and educational exhibition all about W.W.1. Now I will admit that I am a docent of this exhibition so a bit in favour but it is a wonderful exhibition. I am amazed that the numbers of people that call in...More

Thank Kiwialan
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Whilst my kids were entertained by the kids' section which was very educational, fun and interactive, I was mesmerised by the displays on Maori history and WW1 with actual display of soldiers' letters/memorabilia.. for those who love modern art, there are quite a display as...More

Thank analize2017
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Some of the exhibitions were quite well presented. However it felt more like a gallery than a museum, and some "galleries" were really rather inappropriate for a city's main museum in my opinion. One was some sort of modern/conceptual art competition and another was a...More

Thank Kristina K
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We loved the cano and the wood art crafts of Moaori history. There was and exhibition about WW1-victims too. Very friendly staff and some nice gifts in the shop. We spend 1,5 hours in this museum. It was worth it going to Hamilton to visit...More

Thank Jbrillemans
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Tere are several very interesting displays at present, the one on Maori history and culture is very notable in the way it is presented, the First World War section is both moving and uplifting. The display of marionettes is very good, whilst upstairs there is...More

Thank gjpeg
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great (paid) kids section. very interactive display. We always get the quiz sheet from the front desk and the kids will run around finding the answers. There are range of activities for kids of all ages. Great place to entertain the kids especially in the...More

Thank fairyjasmine
Reviewed 3 January 2017

WW1 and the effects on the people of Waikato; puppets and marionettes; Bob Marley; Matariki; Maori and Tainui; ... The Waikato Museum has a wide and varied range of displays, which allow for visitors to explore as in depth as they wish. The displays are...More

Thank PlesFam
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