Waikato Museum

On the banks of the Waikato River, in the heart of the Hamilton cultural precinct, Waikato Museum – Te Whare Taonga o Waikato provides a rich experience of the arts and culture of Hamilton and the Waikato region.


Haere mai! Welcome to Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato. Perched above the mighty Waikato River, this world-class museum and art gallery is the artistic and cultural heart of the Waikato.

Visit us to experience visual stories and guided activities that bring our art, history, culture and science to life through an inspirational programme that aims to challenge and inspire you.

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Physical address

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Other charges:
Free admission to most galleries. Charges apply for some touring exhibitions, Exscite and Waikato Bright Sparks. Visit our website for details

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
30 minutes drive
Proximity to coach terminal:
Free city bus stops outside. 10-15 minute walk from Hamilton Transport Centre
Proximity to town:
Central City

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Opening times

Business hours:
10am - 5pm open daily except Christmas Day.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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