Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

(4.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Find cultural inspiration and learn the history of the land at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, situated in the center of Hamilton's cultural precinct. Housed in an impressive building designed in the late 1980s by award-winning architect Ivan Mercep, the museum focuses on visual art, social history, and scientific heritage. Touring exhibits and permanent collections weave stories of the region, while interactive exhibits introduce children to the importance of art and design when mapping the area's history and development. To visit Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato and other attractions in Hamilton, use our Hamilton itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Had some good displays and was a nice place to fill in some time on a rainy day. We only looked in the areas that were free, there were two other displays on at the time that were interactive and you ...  more »
  • A lovely airy museum with a large Waka in the foyer, and WW1 displays which covered the Waikato area  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • I love this museum! Lots special item and knowledge but free entry! Actually, the things in there need to spend all day to see. I'll be back to know more detail If I have a chance.
  • No door fee, wow! Water features out front, fantastic video presentations, informative exhibits. I enjoyed my first visit here
  • This museum is ok, certainly not mind blowing. It is one of a few museums in Hamilton and I really wish they would modernise it to bring it up to standard with new museums in bigger cities. There are good exhibits but more needs to be done to encourage people to visit and support.
  • Great place to visit if you're in northern Waikato. Also good to bring the kids.
  • Great place to visit. Donation to get in. Kids area well worth visiting too.