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“Lovely little museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
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.
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“Lovely little museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here when they had the DaVinci exhibits & that was wonderful! It was incredible to learn just how much that man achieved in his lifetime. The rest of the museum was quite different - in a good way. There's an area for the kids to learn & it's just as fun for the adults as it is for the kids. The WW1 memorial was touching but it honestly takes up an enormous amount of the museum. We must remember, yes, but there is a lot that has happened since then as well. Fascinating area on the Maori's - always interesting to learn about their history. All in all, a must on your list if you live here. If you're visiting, unless they have a very exciting travelling exhibit like the DaVinci one, I wouldn't go in.

Visited September 2016
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“Great for the kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

I took the kids here over christmas and not only did they have the fun zone but also a free santa hunt which the kids loved! Staff are always friendly and more than helpful

Visited January 2017
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“Class Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved and enjoyed my experience here. With so many different things to see this museum is suitable for all ages. Also the staff are all so friendly.

Visited February 2017
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“Must-see Waikato Attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Incredibly knowledgeable staff who are beyond passionate about what they do. Exhibits range from New Zealand and Maori culture to internationally significant attractions. The displays are not your typical facts-on-the-wall type, instead using innovative resources to create an immersive and inventive experience. I visit the museum every two years or so - after today, I will change this to once every few weeks.

Visited February 2017
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“Educational and Amzaing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Being able to know who fought honorably in the War, and learning about the stars. Everything was amazing to look at and read about and i surely and an amazing experience there.

Visited February 2017
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