Waikato Museum, Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

The Waikato Museum gives you a taste of Tainui culture, the arts, social history, and science. Our exhibitions and activities bring you our region’s stories in an engaging and interactive way.

For an inspirational experience, visit the Waikato Museum. We are seated on the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton’s cultural precinct.

With a focus on Tainui culture, the arts, social history, and science; our exhibitions and activities bring you our region’s stories.

Highlights include the majestic 200 year old carved waka taua (Maori war canoe) – Te Winika; artwork by prominent New Zealand and regional artists; glimpses into Hamilton’s colourful history; and an engaging hands-on science experience.

The popular Museum Café, and ArtsPost next door will further enhance your visit.

Visit our website for up to date information on touring exhibitions and events.

Open daily 10am-4.30pm, except 25-26 December.


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