Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

The Waikato Museum was purpose built in 1987 and comprises thirteen galleries over five levels. The Waikato Museum presents a changing programme of exhibitions, featuring items from its own large collection as well as the national and international touring exhibitions that are a regular feature at the Museum.

The exhibition programme covers four main areas: Visual Arts; Social History; Tangata Whenua and Science, including the interactive children's experience, Exscite.

The Waikato Museum also offers many programmes, tours and activities to supplement the exhibitions and broad education services to all educational institutions.

Contact Details

Private Bag 3010, Hamilton, 3240

07 838 6606

Visitor Information

1 Grantham Street, Hamilton

Daily 10am-5pm

Free entry to the Museum. Charges apply for some exhibitions.


Wheelchair access



Function space

Guided tour

Public programmes

Membership club


Other Facilities

Lecture hall/Museum brochures / Tourist brochures/ Education services/ Public programmes and events/ Venue hire.
-37.789963 175.2859 16 Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato