Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

(4.2/5 based on 220+ 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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  • The Museum presents exhibitions, all of which are beautifully designed. Particularly exhibition liked me the Cantburry earthquake and the Māori. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • We visited this museum because just a special exhibition about Bob Marley was shown. Admission is free and the staff very friendly and helpful. So if her enough time you look but once inside.
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  • Our children loved the science room; bendy mirrors, cogs, gardening, conveyor belts, giant lego building, race cars... We all had a great time here. Good rainy day activity. If your children like a qu...  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.