Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton
(4.2/5 based on 180+ 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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  • This museum has a very broad range of displays. From marionettes to Maori art and religion. It sits right ok the river walk so the two can be enjoyed together. 
  • Like many of new Zealand's museums and galleries this is a first class effort and worth the effort. The predominance of local displays is a little repetitious but is highly informative and educational...  more »
  • Hamilton Museum is located right in the city overlooking the river. It is modern, well laid out and one of the more interesting museums I have visited in NZ. Very interesting Maori history represented...  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.