Facade of the Waikato Museum, a regional art museum and cultural center in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Waikato Museum

Top choice in Hamilton

The excellent Waikato Museum has several main areas: an art gallery; interactive science galleries; a Waikato River exhibition; and Tainui galleries housing Māori treasures, including the magnificently carved waka taua (war canoe), Te Winikawaka. The museum also runs a rigorous program of public events. Admission is charged for some displays, and there is a full schedule of one-off and visiting exhibitions.

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