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Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

For an inspirational experience, visit us on the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct.


Our exhibitions and activities tell the stories of this region and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science.


Highlights include the majestic waka Te Winika; Exscite and Planet Warriors, the fun hands-on science galleries for children; the World War 1 stories of the Waikato in For Us They Fell and our galleries which exhibit a rich blend of artworks from touring exhibitions and the museum’s own collection.

Waikato Museum also manages ArtsPost Galleries and Shop in the former Hamilton Post Office building next door. ArtsPosts' three galleries feature new exhibitons every 5-6 weeks and a retail store which only sells New Zealand-made art and design. 

Open daily 10am - 5pm. Entry is free.