Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 170+ 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 is not a bad place to fill in an hour or two. It is free although you can pay for extras. We found the WWI and WWII history very interesting and informative. I think that a visit here is worth it...  read more »
  • The Waikato Museum is a great place to visit all year/season round. There 's always interesting exhibits, artwork, talks, events and children's programme on throughout the year. Its varied educational...  read more »
  • Believe it or not! I spent FOUR HOURS yesterday in this interactive very child-friendly museum with my 3 grandchildren aged 8, 6 and 2!!!!!!!! Perfect outing for a rainy day in the school holidays. Th...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Decent enough for a small town like Hamilton. The "They Is They Fell" exhibition is worth the visit if you're interested in World War history.
  • Decent exhibitions. Kinda helpful staff.
  • Nice little museum. A different theme after some months. When we visited the theme was Rugby. It was a good experience and trivia about local rugby teams.
  • Very well laid out
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