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Waikato Museum

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07 838 6606
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Science Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Very interesting exhibits. Next time I would pay more to see the extra galleries but enough of the free galleries to fill a couple of hours at least. Friendly staff.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I took the kids to the local museum. I had a good look around and then asked the woman at the front door if there was any kid friendly exhibits that did not cost a lot of $ for admittance. There were none. On the bright side, it was 11am on a Saturday morning and there was nobody there. The... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Our tech savvy little grandchildren were keen to try out the attractions of the museum but quickly became bored. Nothing is smart, stimulating or appealing enough to hold the attention of kids even with a bossy grandma urging them to think about what rubbish to put in which bin. It was an expensive and short stay. This is a lovely... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Interesting museum with insight into Maori history, great photos and displays. Right near the River and close to the CBD. Easy to spend an hour or two there.

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Hamilton New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Took my grandchildren there.We had a ball.intetactive mostly that would accommodate most ages up to 12.absolutely recommend this for a 3hr outing.

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Raglan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good info about the Waikato River, interactive set up's for the children. Good history of Hamilton, and well set up with friendly staff. Had an amazing cafe too!

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Whangarei
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We really enjoyed the museum. The interactive parts were are big hit with the children and adults alike. The children's was well done.

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Cork, Ireland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Maori canoe and carving is impressive as are the sections outlining the history of Hamilton. Travelling and special exhibitions are always interesting.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Small museum but showcases the Waikato and has an art gallery too. Rotating exhibitions are interesting.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

As I was travelling on my own I had a large backpack with me, thankfully they have storage facilities so I didn't have to drag it around with me. I saw the Kermadecs exhibition. It was informative and interesting. I was glad I went as I knew nothing about it prior to my visit.

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