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Review of Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum
Ranked #6 of 62 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Always different displays. Good for the children.Always nice and dry whatever the weather.Friendly staff.

Visited March 2015
Thank Margaret A
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Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Kept the little kids busy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

I found that my 5 year old grandchildren absolutely loved this place and could have spent hours there. Unfortunately there wasn't the same level of involvement from the older children and we had to leave before the younger ones were ready to.

Visited December 2014
Thank nazus
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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90 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Art exhibition”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

We spent several hours looking at various art exhibitions of New Zealand artists from
14 March - 21 June 2015

Gallery 12

Free entry

From the first small exhibition of works in the corporate offices of Fletcher Challenge in 1962, grew New Zealand’s largest and most impressive corporate collection of art.

This exhibition is a rare opportunity to view an extensive selection of works from the Fletcher Trust Collection. Works range from rare historical pieces to modernist and contemporary New Zealand art. It was great to see families visiting and discussing art works with their children. We were very taken with the 'Grills' video exhibition explaining the Tongan culture off capping teeth with gold. Weaving Legacies: Dame Rangimarie Hetet and Diggeress Te Kanawa - The Maori exhibition is and always will be of interest.

Brilliant - Dick Frizzell’s exhibition takes its title from the first line of Denis Glover’s poem, The Magpies. The exhibition traces the development of these rarely seen paintings and illustrations for the book, and some of his first landscape studies through his slow journey into the genre of landscape, culminating with monolithic yet humble work, A pile of Stumps.

We were greeted by the staff and directed to the Euan Macleod exhibition which we initially came to see.

Visited April 2015
Thank PamAbsolum
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Fremantle, Australia
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Loved the weaving exhibit of the traditional Maori garments, and the stories behind the people who weaved the pieces. I also loved the gallery of art. It was a lovely visit for a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Visited March 2015
Thank Aymee M
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Watford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Small but interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

This is a small museum and entry is free. Unfortunately when I visited a lot of the galleries were closed either for refurbishment or for new exhibits to be installed so there was not much to see.

Visited February 2015
Thank Elliemayray
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