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Visiting Waikato Museum in Hamilton
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Located on the banks of the river Waikato, the Waikato Museum is one of the most popular and important museums of the country. The museum houses a tremendous collection of artworks, exhibitions, models, and crafts work which attracts a major crowd from the city as well as of the tourists. The exhibitions of the Waikato Museum talk about the regional experience of the city through their events and tell stories of art, culture, history, science, and Tangata Whenua. If art holds a major spot in your heart, and you have the urge to know more about the city, embrace yourselves to the fantastic collection of the Waikato Museum.

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Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum

The Exhibitions at the Waikato Museum

The Exhibitions at the Waikato Museum

The Exhibitions at the Waikato Museum include a wide range of artifacts and crafts work range. Some of the exhibitions which are quite popular and you must look through include the rare designer collection of Jane Austen, 2018 National Contemporary Art Award exhibits which house an amazing collection of the best and the boldest contemporary art, painted stories exhibits which displays various illustrations from the books of the children from various stories, 'Scene on the Street', The Earth Edition by Tom Scott Cartoon ReWorks, Exscite which is an interactive science-based exhibit with working models, The Heavenly Bodies, Inventors and Innovations which talks about various inventions done by the people of the city of various colleges and universities, and many more.

The Kids Section at the Waikato Museum

The Kids Section at the Waikato Museum

The Kids Section at the Waikato Museum includes a wide range of activities and exhibits which include games and adventure activities for the kids to indulge in and interact to their best. Some of the major games and attractions for the kids to indulge in include The Mukta Youth Prints where the kids can paint their heart out, Storytelling on the Marae where kids and their families can listen to inspirational stories and share their own as well, Late Night- Halloween Edition which includes an arena of science galleries which includes numerous science models and activities for the kids, Christmas Crafts where kids can cut, copy, and paste with their own creativity, I Spy at the Museum exhibit which includes many items which have to be found by the kids in the museum and is a fun game for them, and many more.

The ArtsPost Galleries and Shop at the Waikato Museum

The ArtsPost Galleries and Shop at the Waikato Museum

The ArtsPost Galleries and Shop at the Waikato Museum is another major attraction at the museum which houses an extensive collection of paintings, science models, artworks and much more which has been made by the people of the city and the country to be sold through the way of the museum. Earlier, this site was a post office, however, it has now been converted into a gallery and a shop where people can look through the exhibited works and models and purchase them as well. The same store is available online on the official website of the Waikato Museum.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

Book the tickets for Waikato Museum through this website and get fantastic offers and the best new deals. Pre-book to avoid disappointment.

How To Get Around?

The museum can be accessed only on foot as it does not allow any other kind of transportation within its premises.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear a dress or flowing gown along with platform heels or wedges. Carry a small clutch. Accessorize with a bead necklace and studs.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

The museum is open on all days from 10 am to 5 pm.

Currency

New Zealand Dollars.

Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website provides enough information that you will require for this tour. It is the best guide.

How To Get There?

Hamilton offers multiple modes for getting into it. Hamilton Airport is the main gateway with several of domestic airlines. Fly with any of the flights which suit best to you. The city is famous for its high-speed trains connecting the majority southern hemisphere cities. Tranz Scenic welcomes various rails from its neighboring countries. You can also grab the bus for the economic trip. However, the best way to get around the city is by taxis and cabs. Prefer to hire a taxi or self-driven vehicles for leisure tour. Avoid using the car in tourist hot spots, especially on weekends. Hamilton provides rental bikes in expansive bike lanes across the city. Moreover, it is easy to explore the nearby attraction on foot.

Additional Info

Do not touch the exhibits of the museum. Use cameras only if permitted. Keep your mobile phones on silent mode so that no disturbance is created during programmes and events. Outside eatables are not allowed in the museum. You can carry a water bottle. Do not carry weaponary items in the museum.

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