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Waikato Museum

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Address: 1 Grantham Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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+64 7-838 6606
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
chervawnm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank chervawnm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Thank Nathan H
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Callella19
Matamata, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a great showcase of the exhibits within the museum, with a tour guide with a vast array of knowledge. Showed a great understanding of knowledge and was able to answer all questions my group had. Overall it was a good experience and a well run facility.

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Thank greatexperiencesnz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a wonderful staff Jennifer took us visited the museum, the amazing Maori exhibition, we were all enjoy in it!! It was nice for us to learn the Maori culture!! It was worth to going to Waikato museum.

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Thank changwan g
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited with my class as part of our "Maori Culture" component. I must say i gained alot more knowledge about our beautiful country and the culture that comes with it. Amazing range of exhibitions very interesting and exciting to see, Gallerys 1&2 is a great place for children where they have a large range of fun activities for them to... More 

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Thank shiquilajohns
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our Tour Guide Jennifer Hamilton was superb and extremely knowledgeable, of not only the many exhibitions but also the artwork display around the Hamilton Region. We had an amazing time and felt as if we have a deeper understanding of our home Aotearoa. I would defiantly recommend this museum to all age groups and of ethnicity. Thank you.

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Thank Charliebear1999
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had an amazing tour around the museum from a well knowledged guide and was helpful and answered every question that she got. Over-all the museum is great and is cool how it changes what they have out on display every so often.

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Thank jasminedemler
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed walking around the museum looking at the exhibitions. The tour guide was really informative and made the tour interesting with her extensive knowledge of the exhibitions. I would definitely visit the Waikato museum again.

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Thank oliviader222
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Has a range of exhibitions that cater for everyone. The guide we had for our trip was very informative and passionate about the museum.

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